Ep. 17 – “The Battle of Aljezur” with José Augusto de Rodrigues

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A naval air battle that led to the death of seven German airmen; a lighthouse keeper who spied the movement of Allied ships on the Atlantic; a bumpy landing of an American plane and its transport to Lisbon in a small truck that caused a rough exchange of words between the military and the police… all these stories happened on the small village of Aljezur, in the Algarve, and are the subject of the conversation with José Augusto Rodrigues, author of the book “A Batalha de Aljezur” (The battle of Aljezur). 

This Podcast is in Portuguese.

Pictures from the downed Fw-200, the funeral of the German airmen and the American Airacobra plane being loaded onto the truck that took it to Lisbon.


By order of the Political Police, the lighthouse keeper of Sagres was taken to the Aljube jail on February 1, 1944, admitting during the interrogation that he had informed the Germans a out the passage of Allied Ship convoys off Saint Vicent Cape. In this book you can also update the facts surrounding the destruction of the Luftwaffe's FW200 - Condor and the death of its crew, as well as new facts about British counterintelligence movements and a fringe of the Shell Network's activities in the Algarve.

You purchase a copy of the book at:

Associação de Defesa do Património Histórico e Arqueológico de Aljezur
Rua João Dias Mendes, 48
8670-086 ALJEZUR

e-mail: adpha@sapo.pt

Telef. 965 090 518 or 282 991 011


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