Military other than Peninsular War
Like many, the author had always thought World War II in Portugal was all spies, refugees and wolfram. Then he stumbled across a tweet about Hitler offering a medal to a Portuguese for having buried with honours the crew of a Luftwaffe maritime patrol aircraft that crashed on the Portuguese coast. He learnt of the “Battle of Aljezur”; a long range engagement between the British and Germans just off the Costa Vincentina in the western Algarve. Two days later he was on my way…..and in Aljezur discovered that he had missed the 75th anniversary of the battle (and commemorations) by a matter of days - but there was still an exhibition on in town.....
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