Passage UK to Vienna, May 1942?

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wednesdayschild
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Passage UK to Vienna, May 1942?

Post by wednesdayschild » Tue May 05, 2015 10:59 am

For purpose of a novel I'm working on, I have a character whom I need to have travel from Scotland (where she has arrived courtesy of the SOE via the N. Atlantic Air Ferry route) to Vienna, May 1942. She has a valid German passport and is planning to work for SOE in Germany (Vienna) even though we all know this really didn't happen much, if at all, in 1942 (it's fiction). If you needed to make such a journey at that time, how would you do it? Fly to Lisbon or Gibraltar and take a train? Sail to L/G and take a train? I'm looking for ideas that were feasible, even if difficult. For example, were there any flights from UK to Portugal or Gibraltar? Could one do this trip through Sweden? Thanks in advance for any info; "can't be done" type of info is equally useful to me.

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Re: Passage UK to Vienna, May 1942?

Post by phylo_roadking » Tue May 05, 2015 12:33 pm

I'll check this one for you over the next few days. At least one Abwehr agent got back to Germany via Lisbon from Ireland...and Sean Russell, CoS of the IRA, travelled from the UK to Germany during the war by approximately the same route.
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Re: Passage UK to Vienna, May 1942?

Post by wednesdayschild » Tue May 05, 2015 5:26 pm

Thanks. I'm posting this over on the Axis History forum also, to get a few more eyeballs.

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