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First Hand: Lessons Of Portugal's Carnation Revolution, 1974 Anti-Fascist Coup
by Tony Gosling
Wednesday Feb 27th, 2013 10:52 AM
He held a gun to the commander's head and said "we do not shoot civilians". Portugal's forgotten 1974 Carnation Revolution, could it happen here in the UK?
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I Grew Up in the House of a Portuguese Revolutionary

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An extended interview with a son of the 1974 Portuguese Carnation revolution. Enrique Rebiro's father and uncle were one of the organisers of the Revolution in Portugal which replaced a fascist dictatorship with a democratic government in an election organised by the Portuguese communist party. We hear about Portugal in the aftermath of World War 2 as quietly supporting Hitler and governed by a secret Masonic government with António de Oliveira Salazar in charge. This all changed on Thursday 25th April 1974 when the Revolution of the Captains took place. The Carnation Revolution where women put carnation flowers into the rifles of the soldiers. The coup was conducted without any of the former regime being killed.
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