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Nazi Gold

The Sensational Story of the World's Greatest Robbery - and the Greatest Criminal Cover-Up

In 1945, as Allied bombers continued their final pounding of Berlin, the panicking Nazis began moving the assets of the Reichsbank south for safekeeping. Vast trainloads of gold and currency were evacuated from the doomed capital of Hitler's 'Thousand-year Reich'.

Nazi Gold is the real-life story of the theft of that fabulous treasure - worth some 2,500,000,000 at the time of the original investigation. It is also the story of a mystery and attempted whitewash in an American scandal that pre-dated Watergate by nearly 30 years. Investigators were impeded at every step as they struggled to uncover the truth and were left fearing for their lives.

The authors' quest led them to a murky, dangerous post-war world of racketeering, corruption and gang warfare. Their brilliant reporting, matching eyewitness testimony with declassified Top Secret documents from the US Archives, lays bare this monumental crime in a narrative which throngs with SS desperadoes, a red-headed queen of crime and American military governors living like Kings. Also revealed is the authors' discovery of some of the missing treasure in the Bank of England.
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"Reads like the sleazy world described in Graham Greene's Third Man with several noughts added to the transactions"
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Ian Sayer and Douglas Botting
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Reads like the sleazy world described in Graham Greene's Third Man with several noughts added to the transactions Daily Express A major feat of detection ... a remarkable story ... the murky post-war world of racketeering and corruption ... it is all here ... they have solved the mystery as far as anyone could solve it Birmingham Post A riveting thriller-style account of what happened to the Nazi gold hoard The Guardian
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Seitenzahl 384 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 27.01.2012
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781780574271
Verlag Random House UK Ltd
Dateigröße 570 KB
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