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The Search for Baltic Gold : Desperation, Disaster and Discovery the Secret of Hitler's Doomed Flagship - Philip Sayers

The Search for Baltic Gold

Desperation, Disaster and Discovery the Secret of Hitler's Doomed Flagship

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Published: 19th November 2012
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Looted art treasures, Nazi gold, shipwrecks and underwater action. This tremendous tale of diving exploits and second world war history has it all. January 1945 - Surrounded by the Red Army and facing certain defeat, the infamous Nazi Reichscommissioner, Erich Koch, organizes the disappearance of fabulous treasures from the castle museum in Konigsberg, then escapes the doomed city by sea. Thousands of panic stricken refugees storm the transport ships and Rudi Kurze, a survivor of the largest maritime disaster in history, witnesses the loading of a secret cargo the night before they attempt to escape across submarine-infested waters. In 1988 the British salvage diver Davis Carter discovers an untouched wreck off the Polish coast. Marietta, a maritime art historian and Rudi accompany him on a dangerous diving expedition to the Stolpebank. An old secret, shared only by him and one other survivor haunts his memory as they search the wreck for sunken treasure.

A tremendous tale of diving exploits and second world war history. The author's detailed research and outstanding diving knowledge has created a great diving and war-history based adventure which is fascinating, and exciting, to the end. David Smith -CEO National Hyperbaric Centre A very good story based on historical fact, which always makes these novels more interesting. It is a fast moving credible story with plenty of action. I think the HMS Edinburgh divers would be very embarassed to read parts of it. Ric Wharton - Author of 'Salvage of the Century'

PART ONE The Russians are coming...11 PART TWO Discovery...41 PART THREE Baltic Gold...71 PART FOUR Operation Hannibal...133 PART FIVE The wreck...151 PART SIX The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff...183 PART SEVEN Breakout from Fortress Konigsberg...213 PART EIGHT Hitler's cabins...231 PART NINE Attack at night...309 PART TEN Salvage...329 PART ELEVEN Rescue...363 Epilogue...419 References...421

ISBN: 9781905492275
ISBN-10: 1905492278
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 421
Published: 19th November 2012
Publisher: AquaPress
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.68