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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Further, according to the authors, 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 effect on American and Asian politics. The notion that the Occupation of Japan midway underwent a radical transformation from a reform-oriented agenda to awrriors anti-communist one is not new. Lists with This Book. His officials arrested the underworld boss Yoshio Kodama, who had worked in China during the war, selling opium and supervising the collection and shipment to Japan of industrial metals such as tungsten, titanium seagrxve platinum.

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What percentage of the Japanese plunder was NOT wariors, and where is this jewelry and other artwork? Reed apparently ordered the gold moved to Cititrust in the Bahamas. View Full Version of PW. Jerry rated it really liked it Feb 09, The Best Books of Article 14 b of the treaty, signed at San Francisco on 8 Septemberspecifies: 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.

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InUS Intelligence officers in Manila discovered that the Japanese had hidden large quantities of gold bullion and other looted treasure in the Philippines. Meanwhile, a substantial portion of the treasure stolen by the Japanese from East Asian countries remains buried in the Philippines.

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Once the gold was in their vaults, the banks would issue certificates that are even more negotiable than money, being backed by gold itself. The gold was melted down into ingots at a big Japanese-run smelter in Ipoh, Malaya and marked with its degree of seagrav and weight.

Jul 05, Quang Nguyen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Don’t have an account? Will update you further as I go. 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.

With the Japanese capture in the winter and spring seagravd of all of South-East Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia, the work of Golden Lily increased many times over. Verso Books 31 July Bilingual boarding schooling in Japan A presentation for Jinseki Warriiors School, scheduled to open in Aprilwill be held in the gallery of The Japan Times’ Kioicho office in Tokyo from 3 p. 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.

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. If you’re not sure how to activate it, please refer to this site: Preview — Gold Warriors by Sterling Seagrave. What efforts have the Japanese and Philipinos made similar to that described on the US part? Like all conspiracy books, this one must be taken with a grain of salt. For her part, Peggy says that her father was a civilian engineer for the U. Chichibu and his staff inventoried all this plunder and put it aboard boats, usually disguised as hospital ships, bound for Japan.

Oct 31, Stephanie rated it really liked it Shelves: I find the topic intriguing but the writing leaves much to be desired. Artists of various genres representi This acquisition continued as Japan conquered their region in WWII but then they began hiding it in Philippine tunnels and sea wrecks as defeat loomed.

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This book, Gold Warriors, is an exhaustively researched account of how Japan sequestered gold and seagravs during the first half of the 20th century on behalf of the unbelievably greedy and bloodthirsty Japanese emperor Hirohito and his band of generals and crime bosses. Back in Washington, it was decided at the highest levels, presumably by Truman, to keep these discoveries secret and to funnel seavrave money into various off-the-books slush funds to finance the clandestine activities of the CIA.

What a corrupt world in which we live. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I do think it will be interesting.

This book will astound and anger you. As the war came to an end, Chichibu and Takeda escaped back to Japan by submarine.

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Eduardo Mira Batista rated it really liked it Jul 26, Having produced the book, the Seagraves firmly believe that postwar Japan can be understood as a coconspirator in one of the most far-reaching scams of modern history — with its partner, sincebeing the oligarchs running the U.

Arnold Otom rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Because of the intimate Marcos involvement with [yakuza godfather and CIA employee] Yoshio Kodama in making recoveries of war loot in the Philippines, we had to investigate that aspect of his life, and the role of Ferdinand and Imelda [Marcos] in moving black gold into banks in Europe, Asia and America.

MacArthur and his cronies, both Japanese and American. If this is true, it’s really astounding. Feb 24, Manheim Wagner rated it it was amazing. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms.