Civil Diplomat Dr. José Geraldo Author of the Book Amor & Saudade at the Nacional Palace of Mafra.
The Diplomat Colonel José Geraldo holds a degree in Military Science from the Military Academy, a Master’s in Military History, and a Ph.D. in Defense, History, and International Relations from the Military Academy and ISCTE.
He is also the author of The Napoleonic Invasions – From the Royal Family’s Ida to Brazil to the Torres Lines: 1807-1811, one of the references work for the making of the movie Lines of Wellington.
The presentation by the famous actor and friend of the author João de Carvalho was magnificent. The event was attended by the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Portugal and the Minister of Defence, General Artur Pina Monteiro, a member of NATO’s strategic command.
The launch took place at the Mafra National Palace, also known as the Mafra Convent, with its beautiful architecture in the Baroque style of German and Roman influence. The palace has 1,200 rooms, more than 4,700 doors and windows, 156 staircases, and 29 courtyards and halls. In 2019, the construction was the subject of the work Memorial do Convento, by José Saramago.
Photos by Antônio Costa