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Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold

Gold Warriors: America's Secret Recovery of Yamashita's Gold

by Peggy Seagrave, Sterling Seagrave

Editorial: Verso
ISBN: 9781844675319
Número de páginas: 365
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 10 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-06-06
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In 1945, US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. President Truman decided to recover the gold but to keep the riches secret. These would be combined with treasure recovered inside Japan during the US occupation, and with Nazi loot recovered in Europe, to create a worldwide American political action fund to fight the Cold War. Overseen by General Douglas MacArthur, President Truman, and John Foster Dulles, this "Black Gold" gave Washington virtually limitless, unaccountable funds, providing an asset base to reinforce the treasuries of America's allies, to bribe political and ...