WW2 PORTUGUESE ANTI GERMAN POSTCARD 'ANOVA ORDEM'

  • WW2 PORTUGUESE ANTI GERMAN POSTCARD 'ANOVA ORDEM' BP135

    WW2 PORTUGUESE ANTI GERMAN POSTCARD 'ANOVA ORDEM'

    HISTORY

    At the start of World war 2 in 1939, the Portuguese Government announced on 1 September that the 550-year-old Anglo-Portuguese Alliance remained intact, but since the British did not seek Portuguese assistance, Portugal was free to remain neutral in the war and would do so. In an aide-memoire of 5 September 1939, the British Government confirmed the understanding. As Adolf Hitler's occupation swept across Europe, neutral Portugal became one of Europe's last escape routes. Portugal was able to maintain its neutrality until 1944, when a military agreement was signed to give the United States permission to establish a military base in Santa Maria in the Azores and thus its status changed to non-belligerent in favor of the Allies.

    ITEM DESCRIPTION

    Single Portuguese postcards displaying  a map of Europe superimposed with a skull bearing the Nazi Swastika and the words 'ANOVA ORDEM" or Another Order reinforcing Portugal's pro-British stance. 

    $50.00