23 Apr. 1944

Telegram nº 14 from the MNE to the Portuguese Legation in Budapest assessing the political and military situation in Hungary and theorizing on diplomatic reciprocity in general and on the Hungarian case, “in any case unfolding of events arrival German troops constitution new Government do not appear to have obeyed any rules and so we maintain our decision to recall you to Lisbon to inform Government, sending Secretary to remain in charge of Legation… Representation by a Secretary Charge d’affaires marks the current reduction in independence Hungarian state” and indicating the intention to maintain Hungarian representation in Lisbon equally on the level of Charge d’affaires.

(AHD – Cipher, Collection of Telegrams to Budapest)
In documents: Sampaio Garrido e Teixeira Branquinho