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18:00 - 19:30 23 November 2011

Book Launch - Lisbon: War in the Shadows of the City of Light 1939-45, Dr Neill Lochery


2nd Floor (History Department) | Waterstones (link Map)
82 Gower Street | WC1E 6EQ |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Open

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, Coupled with his ongoing research and teaching at UCL, over the past decade Neill has served as an advisor to several political leaders, and heads of state, providing expert insight on Europe and the Mediterranean Middle East. He also provides consultancy to major international companies on a broad range of topics - from risk assessments on the Middle East to more bespoke consultancy pieces.

In his latest book, which is to be published by Public Affairs Books in the US in the fall 2011, Dr Neill Lochery recounts the history of the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, during World War II.

For the short six-year period of the war, Lisbon was at the very centre of world attention, and was the only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis powers openly operated. The book is set within the context of a country, Portugal, that was frantically trying to hold on to its self proclaimed wartime neutrality, but which, in reality, was increasingly caught in the middle of the economic, and naval, wars between the Allies and the Nazis. It is not, however, a conventional tale of World War II in that barely a shot was fired, or a bomb dropped. It is an engaging account of intrigue, betrayal, opportunism and double-dealing.


Neill Lochery
+44 020 7679 3028 | n.f.lochery@ucl.ac.uk

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