I expected to learn about the spies in Lisbon during WWII - who they were, what countries they were spying for, and what information they discovered and passed on. There was some of that but there was also a lot about Portugal itself, why it was a good place to spy, and during WWII, why the country wanted to be neutral and how it managed to do so.
He had really done his research on this subject full of nuance. J am ordering some follow up books to delve even deeper into those years and it’s intrigue!
Ian's presentation was fabulous and we have a special interest in WWII as well as having traveled to Lisbon. We also like to support the wonderful Context tour guides. That said, we would recommend these programs to friends with similar specialized interests.
Great subjects and experts