Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold
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By Peggy and Sterling Seagrave.
In 1945, U.S. 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, combined with
Japanese treasure recovered during the U.S. occupation, and
with recovered Nazi loot, would create a worldwide American
political action fund to fight communism. 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 military leaders and
to manipulate elections in foreign countries for more than 50 years.
Softcover, 365 pages.
Excerpt from page 178:
This entrance was then sealed with the special ceramic cement, booby-trapped with 1,000-pound bombs and small glass vials of cyanide. Finally, the Japanese closed the three airshafts over Teresa-1and the three over Teresa-2. In each group, two vents measured only two feet in diameter, while the third shaft measured eight feet in diameter, ventilating a deeper tunnel. The small vents were filled with soil, rocks, charcoal, bamboo, broken glass, and human bones – mostly skulls and hands. (As punishment, the Japanese chopped off hands first, and then the head, in front of all the other prisoners.) The red series treasure map included exact details about the fill in the main airshafts, because this was to be the point of access for the team that would return from Japan someday to recover the treasure. The last touch was to replant the top of the hill and its surroundings, so villagers would detect no changes when they returned.