Gold-warriorsst. frontcover. Gold Warriors. America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. by Peggy Seagrave and Sterling Seagrave . In , US intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in. The explanation offered in the Seagraves’ book is considerably more .. Gold Warriors is easily the best guide available to the scandal of.
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The Roxas Buddhas 8 Nov 23, But the Seagraves are no Japan-bashers. Each cache was booby-trapped, and the few extant Golden Lily maps are elaborately encoded to hide exact location, depth, air vents if any and types of booby trap e.
View Full Version of PW. To ask other readers questions about Gold Warriorsplease sign up. Over the years, a cottage industry developed of treasure hunters digging holes in obscure places in Luzon, often claiming they were looking for the remains of family or lovers.
The CDs can be ordered from their website www. What percentage of the Japanese plunder was NOT gold, and where is this jewelry and other artwork?
Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold
If this is true, it’s really astounding. Further, according to the seagravs, from war’s end to the present, the looted treasure, used by President Truman to create a secret slush fund to fight communism, has had a malignant go,d on American and Asian politics.
Fw rated it liked it Jan 12, In addition to the monetary assets of the Dutch, British, French and Americans in their respective colonies, Golden Lily operatives absconded with as much of the wealth of the overseas Chinese populations as they could find, tore gilt from Buddhist temples, stole solid gold Buddhas from Hold, sold opium to the local populations and collected gemstones from anyone who had any.
Please aarriors the Seagraves contact me, if they wish at braveheartgregg yahoo. Fascinating tale of Japanese war crimes. The notion that the Occupation of Japan midway underwent a radical transformation from a reform-oriented agenda to an anti-communist one is not new.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Discover what to read next. Why was the peace treaty written in the way it was? No surprise – we see money and power go hand in hand in corruption. Gillian Tett, wariors author and former Financial Times correspondent in Japan, is more lugubrious, telling writer David McNeill in an interview this spring: What a scary story, about the huge treasure fund that has been used for decades to fund covert operations worldwide since the end of WW2.
Published January 17th by Verso first published September 16th I have so far just read the intro, which just rehashes most of what I heard in the interview. A lot of gold and gems were lost as a result of American submarine warfare; and by earlyit was no longer possible for the Japanese to break through the Allied blockade of the main islands except by submarine.
It is certainly puzzling that the United States allowed the Japanese to walk away from most of their war crimes. While full of references and footnotes and the authors have clearly done a great deal of research the style of the book weaves an elaborate web of conspiracy that makes me very reluctant to buy the whole story.
It is difficult to know how much of the Seagrave’s Fascinating tale of Japanese war crimes. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Simply put, this book along with Paul Manning’s “Martin Bormann, Nazi in Exile” are a must for understanding the global mess we all are living in.
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My carpool partner told me about hearing this tale on NPR and it was fascinating, so I tracked down the book. If you were a Nazi prisoner of war from Britain, America, Australia, New Zealand or Canada but not Russia you faced a 4 per cent chance of not surviving the war; the death rate for Allied POWs held by the Japanese was earriors 30 per cent.
Refresh and try again. Why has the US pursued such divergent policies towards postwar Germany and Japan? InUS Intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines.
Chichibu and his staff inventoried all this plunder and put it aboard boats, usually disguised seagraev hospital ships, bound for Japan. Why this author was interviewed on this show is because of a connection with one of the main characters in his story with the assassination of JFK. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
I find the topic intriguing but the writing leaves much to be desired. I encouarge anyone to listen to the interview at www. So I wish the Seagraves a long life. This book will sdagrave and anger you. But not so by author Sterling Seagrave who, with wife and co-author Peggy, has published nine books on Asia and Japan and their relations with the West.
Worth a this is one of the most mind-boggling books I’ve ever read. Santa Romana and Lansdale by no means discovered all the Golden Lily sites. Jerry rated it really liked it Feb 09,