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978-1-85984-542-4 / 1859845428

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

by Seagrave, Peggy

Publisher:Verso

Edition:Hardcover

Language:English

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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 its 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 communism.

Overseen by General 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 Americas allies, to bribe political and military leaders, and to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than fifty years. Drawing on a vast range of original documents and thousands of hours of interviews, Gold Warriors exposes one of the great state secrets of the twentieth century.

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