The “Assault on the Beja Barracks”, on the last night of 1961, was the reason for the conversation that Raul Zagalo kept with us (museum, students, community) on January 16. A start for the regime, in a troubled year, with the backdrop of the Colonial War and the clandestine presence of Humberto Delgado in the country, a threat to Salazar.
This is the story of a confrontation that exposes the way in which the struggle against the Dictatorship was set, even without the minimum conditions of success.
It was a signal for the regime.
Photos: © Aljube Museum Resistance and Freedom