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MONETARY MEN:
The Allies’ Struggle to Recover and Restore Nazi Gold, Silver, and Diamonds
• A complete accountability of the financial treasures looted by the Nazis
• The recovery of more than 500 of these large caches by the Allies and then their mysterious disbursement
• The U.S. Government took into custody 370 tons of gold, but the gold, silver, and currency still missing is even greater
This book is a must for anyone with an interest in missing caches of gold and the financial aspects of military history.
In the closing days of WorldWar II, the U.S. Government took into custody 370 tons of gold fromNazi Germany, but
the gold, silver, and currency still missing is even greater. The author traces the recovery of more than 500 of these
large caches by the Allies and then their mysterious disbursement. Among their finds, the Monetary Men of the U.S.
Army uncovered 288 tons of gold, with hordes of silver, diamonds, and precious jewels in a salt mine in Merkers,
Germany.They took inHolocaust valuables fromDachau and Buchenwald, Ustasha CroatianGold, and Italian Fascist
gold. An appendix contains a timeline and summaries of all the shipments recovered by the U.S., as well as a financial
spreadsheet detailing the 370 tons of gold recovered and its final distribution.
Kenneth D. Alford
is a frequent historical consultant for television production, a contributor to news articles
involving lootedNazi treasures and has written several books on the subject. Hemakes his home inRichmond, Virginia.
Size: 7" x 10" • 55 b/w images • 224 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4836-5 • hard cover • $29.99
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Kenneth D. Alford
EVASION AND ESCAPE DEVICES PRODUCED BY MI9, MIS-X, AND SOE INWORLDWAR II
• The history of WWII Allied evasion and escape devices, covering their design, manufacture, and use
• Contains 650 unique photographs of forgotten or otherwise unseen surviving evasion and escape devices
• Allied escape agencies shipped typewriters, printing presses and more to Allied POWs behind the wire
This book describes the design, manufacture, covert shipment and use of the many ingenious evasion and escape
devices provided to Allied troops during WWII. Following the fall of mainland Europe, hostile Allied actions against
land-based Axis forces were generally limited to air attacks. However, as the numbers of those attacks increased, the
number of aircraft and crews failing to return grew alarmingly: something needed to be done to provide these air
crews with aids to enable them to evade to safe territory or escape captivity, or losses of irreplaceable crews would
become critical. Britain’s MI-9 and U.S. MIS-X organizations were formed solely to support evaders and prisoners
of war in occupied territories. They developed a wide variety of evasion and escape devices that were given to Allied
Forces prior to operations in hostile territory or delivered clandestinely to POWs. It worked: the aids facilitated the
return of thousands of men to their units.
Phil Froom
served nine years in the British Army working globally in Signals Intelligence, before taking up a role in the
defenceindustry. Amedalandmilitariacollectorandmilitaryhistorian,PhillivesinEngland,ismarried,andhastwochildren.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 650 color images • 320 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4839-6 • hard cover • $69.99
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Phil Froom
YANKEE AIR PIRATES:
U.S. Air Force Uniforms and Memorabilia of the VietnamWar—Volume 2
• Gets into the heart of USAF uniforms and equipment used during the VietnamWar
• More than70 unit histories illustrated with collectibles, and a final chapter about USAF insignia
• More than 1,200 photos show everything from flight suits and jungle jackets to souvenir lighters
Withmore than 1,200 photos, the second volume of this series gets into the heart of theUSAF uniforms and equipment
used during the Vietnam War. Focusing on hundreds of Air Force named items, the book offers precise insight and
references covering a selection of 70+ units. Flight suits, helmets, utility shirts, jungle jackets, plaques, and souvenir
lighters are featured together to illustrate the history of these flying and ground units. From the air bases to the mighty
B-52s, from the secret missions to the POWs, many aspects of USAF involvement in Southeast Asia are covered in
this second volume.
Olivier Bizet
started collecting Vietnam War militaria in 1991 and is a regular contributor to
Militaria Magazine
in France.
François Millard
has been collecting Vietnam War related items since 1989, and spent nearly eight
years in Ho Chi Minh City.
Size: 9" x 12" • 1221 color & b/w photos, charts • 328 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-7643-4918-8 • hard cover • $89.99•
Schiffer LTD
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Olivier Bizet & Francois Millard
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