WW2 PORTUGUESE ANTI-GERMAN POSTCARD-RUSSIAN FRONT
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.
Single Portuguese postcard displaying Germanys failure on the Russian front by portraying a dead German soldier in the snow covered by a newspaper reinforcing Portugal's pro-British stance.