Portugal: Evening of Empire

"Viva Portugal! Viva Salazar!" roared the crowd of 80,000 jamming the dock area in Lisbon. Jet fighters of the Portuguese air force whined overhead, tugboats and pleasure craft blew their whistles as the 20,906-ton liner Santa Maria last week steamed majestically up the Tagus River, back in its home port and in Portuguese control after its twelve-day captivity by rebel Captain Henrique Galvão.

Even aging Dictator António de Oliveira Salazar, 71, who rarely appears in public, was on hand for the gala occasion. Well guarded by police, Salazar boarded the Santa Maria, smiled...

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