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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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Finished this one awhile ago but failed to update my information on it. 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 warrriors for Allied POWs held by the Japanese was nearly 30 per cent. Log In Register for Online Access. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold by Sterling Seagrave

Conceptual difficulties of this sort make it impossible for the lay reader to judge this book’s credibility, even while one is swept up in the high-intensity story the Seagraves tell. This is a sad and interesting part of history. Looking for More Great Reads? The Years That Changed the World, Lists with This Book.

InUS intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines.

In the Cool Shade of Compassion. The gold was melted down into ingots at a big Japanese-run smelter in Ipoh, Malaya and marked with its degree of purity and seahrave.

There was no overland route to Korea, the closest point on the mainland to Japan, until very briefly in late Gillian Tett, an author and former Financial Times correspondent in Japan, is more lugubrious, telling writer David McNeill in an interview this spring: Worth a this is one of the most mind-boggling books I’ve ever read.

In return, we agreed not to prosecute the majority of Japanese war crimes. Tomoyuki Yamashita, the Japanese commander in the Philippines, oversaw the burial of vast amounts of bullion, jewels and other loot that the Imperial Japanese Army had pillaged, mainly from Taiwan, China, Korea and the Philippines.

The treaty therefore gave up all claims for compensation on behalf of American POWs.

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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. Freedom of Information laws, strongly suggests to many scholars and historians that there is something serious to hide.

The Germans killed six million Jews and 20 million Russians; the Japanese slaughtered as many as 30 million Filipinos, Malays, Vietnamese, Cambodians, Indonesians and Burmese, at least 23 million of them ethnic Chinese. No surprise – we see money and power go hand in hand in corruption. Much of this plunder was bullion so the book details how this was gold was sanctified and reinjected into world banking systems via Macao, the Bahamas, and Switzerland.

Like all conspiracy books, this one must be taken with a grain of salt. While Moore pops up in New York theaters to greet audiences and on CNN to defend his positions, the Seagraves are in hiding somewhere in Europe — a life-saving necessity, they say.

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

They set out to recover the gold since, after all, it was in his name in various banks and they had custody of all the account books, secret code names, amounts, records of interest paid, and other official documents proving its existence.

Read it Forward Read it first. Why do these attitudes protecting and excusing Japan persist? An excellent historical account of war time gold plundering for proposed of enriching the imperial family of Japan. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Both conquerors enslaved millions and exploited them as forced labourers — and, in the case of the Japanese, as prostitutes for front-line troops.

Sterling Seagrave, — Investigative journalist Sterling Seagrave has died at the age of Japan just wanted to steal the gold in WWII. Feb 24, Manheim Wagner rated it it was amazing. An eye opening about the literal profits of war.

With few exceptions, Japan is commonly cast as an uber-contemporary and weird circus nation, or as a hopelessly arcane, opaque and distant land.

I wasn’t troubled by the authors selling a CD with supplemental support. My library Help Advanced Book Search. That’s why I’ll never be monetarily rich. These, combined with Japanese treasure recovered during the US occupation, and with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide Americ InUS intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines.


These deposits were made in his own name or in one of his numerous aliases in order to keep the identity of the true owners secret.

It is certainly puzzling that the United States allowed the Japanese to walk away from most of their war crimes. It buys political favors and weapon systems. The premise–that during World War II, the Japanese looted trillions of dollars in gold, gems, and other precious artifacts from Korea, China, and Southeast Asia and then hid them in secret, booby-trapped locations around the Philippines–is fascinating.

Eduardo Mira Batista rated it really liked it Jul 26, Matthew rated it it was amazing Jan 08, Essentially, we had to go back to square one, with the looting of Korea, starting inand come forward painstakingly. He retired as a major-general in the Air Force. 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.

Slave labourers and POWs dug tunnels and caves and then were invariably buried alive, often along with Japanese officers and soldiers, when the sites were sealed to keep their locations secret. Before going to prison he transferred part of his booty to the conservative politicians Ichiro Hatoyama and Ichiro Kono, who used the proceeds to finance the newly created Liberal Party, precursor of the party that has ruled Japan almost uninterruptedly since Fascinating tale of Japanese war crimes.

With his stolen wealth, underworld ties and history as a supporter of militarism, Kodama became one of the godfathers of pro-American single-party rule in Japan. InUS intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines.

The US conquering force became aware of this plunder and had a problem with what to do with it. Reed apparently ordered the gold moved to Cititrust in the Bahamas.