Português Spain, August 1936 – Salazar’s envoy Henrique Galvão to the Civil War

  • Mário Matos e Lemos Licenciado em História pela Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa e Investigador colaborador do Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX, da Universidade de Coimbra


In late July 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, Salazar wanted to know what was going on in Spain, not only through the newspapers, but from one of his trusted men, Captain Henrique Galvão. Galvão spent two weeks in the South of Spain, under the guise of Diário da Manhã’s envoy, to accompany one of the rebels’ groups, led by Commander Castejón, and thereafter wrote seven letters and reports to the then Chief of Staff of the President of the Council, Antero Leal Marques, reporting on what he saw and giving his opinion.


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