U.S. Minister and British ambassador in Lisbon, Portugal during World War II. Exteriors of British Embassy in Lisbon. Interiors of embassy show British Ambassador to Portugal Sir Donald Campbell and U.S. Minister to Portugal Bert Fish followed by press attache Mr. Stewart move down the corridor and enter one of the Embassy salons. The diplomats discuss a note which Stewart has handed them. This is the note which they will be presented to the Portuguese Government the next day to assure that in occupying North Africa the U.S. and Great Britain will respect the Portuguese neutrality.
Newsmen of different nations prepare news in Lisbon about Allied occupation of Africa during World War II. Sign on door reads 'Associated Press Lisbon Bureau'. Correspondent for Associate Press Mr. Luiz Lupi reads latest dispatch. Lupi puts down paper and starts to prepare his wire. Mr. Lupi rings the bell to summon telegraph operator to whom he gives the cable. Daily Herald correspondent Miss Shereliff in her villa at Casoaix. She prepares a meal and leaves stove to answer telephone. She prepares her cable, 'V' sign on wall. Sign reads 'Anglo American Press Conference'. Correspondent of Allied Nations in Lisbon. Correspondents at Royal British Club listen to release of military information by press attache of British Embassy. Press attache in the center, and two collaborators seated. Journalists listen to press attache. Office of U.S. Minister in Lisbon shows U.S. representative to the Vatican, Myron Taylor receive the press in the office of the U.S. Minister. Myron Taylor speaks to American and English correspondents. U.S. Minister at Lisbon, Mr. Bert Fish with Mr. Taylor.
Meeting between Portuguese Mission to the U.S. and U.S. Minister to Portugal in Lisbon. Exteriors of American Embassy in Lisbon. Interiors of American Consulate shows American consul at desk talk to his secretary. Immigrants present documents at desk. Meeting between U.S. Minister to Portugal Bert Fish and the Portuguese Mission to the U.S. Mr. Bert Fish stands between U.S. Military attache and Commander Colonel Robert Solberg and U.S. Naval attache Kenneth Demarest. The Portuguese Military Mission includes Lieutenant Colonel Joviano Lopes, Captain Jose Belesa Ferraz, and Captain Luiz da Camara Pinn. Naval Mission includes Commander Libera de Camara, Captain Oliveria Pinto and 1st Lieutenant Henrique Jorges. Portuguese Air Mission includes Colonel Craveiro Lopes, Major Costa Macedo, and Lieutenant Oliveira Seixas. Colonel Solberg speaks to Portuguese colleagues. Mr. Birt Fish speaks to other members of the Mission.
Various ships in bay of Lisbon, Portugal during world War II. Port of Lisbon shows old ship in harbor. U.S. Coast Guard cutter on water. Cargo ship comes from England. Swiss boats in port of Lisbon.
Spanish Ambassador to Portugal Nicholas Franco in Lisbon, Portugal during World War II. Exteriors of French Legation. Spanish Ambassador to Portugal Nicholas Franco arrive by a car in courtyard of the Spanish Embassy. Interiors of Spanish Embassy shows Nicholas Franco crossing the salons of the Embassy on his way to his office. Nicholas Franco works at his desk.
Various ships in port of Lisbon, Portugal during World War II. Swiss boats in port of Lisbon. Swiss merchant marine. Swiss boats anchored at a port. Portuguese steamer Serpa Pinto in port. Boats sail. Portuguese fishermen in the foreground. Sails on water. Ships underway.