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Maverick_U2007
08-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Was just wondering if anybody has read the recent article about the GOLD which was stolen in the second world war.

Packed into ammunition boxes, it was said, were bars of gold and diamonds, all the fruits of the pillaging of communities in Tunisia.

'and there lies one of the mysteries that has intrigued and lured treasure-hunters ever since World War II. Because the gold, if it ever existed, disappeared, if not into thin air then into murky waters. '


The story goes that the Boat that was carrying it was lost somewhere off the island of Corsica and its cargo with it.

Another version is that SS officers took it, crossed the sea, probably to somewhere near Corsica, and then anchored the boxes either to the seabed or in a sea cave, to be retrieved in the future.

There have apparently been a couple of searches for it but it has never been found.

Now, however, a British expert (there's always one isn't there and he always has to be 'British', obviously a referal to our collonial days.) has said he knows where the treasure is and he plans, with the permission of the French to go and try and find it. That is if he can raise the money to fund this 'search'

Apparently it is in waters 'less than a mile off Bastia' but will require all the latest techniques to recover it as apparently the boxes may have rusted and their contents spilled into the sand.

I have a better and cheaper method of searching....get the SH3 modders to 'create' a couple of 'divers' to travel on a Uboat to the area, get them rigged and out into the water and let them search for it..simple isn't it!!!!.

Seriously, anybody of thinking of taking a holiday, who is a good swimmer/diver, might consider that Corica maybe a better venue for a holiday this year than lying idly around on a beach in the Bahamas.

Maverick_U2007
08-08-2007, 12:40 PM
Was just wondering if anybody has read the recent article about the GOLD which was stolen in the second world war.

Packed into ammunition boxes, it was said, were bars of gold and diamonds, all the fruits of the pillaging of communities in Tunisia.

'and there lies one of the mysteries that has intrigued and lured treasure-hunters ever since World War II. Because the gold, if it ever existed, disappeared, if not into thin air then into murky waters. '


The story goes that the Boat that was carrying it was lost somewhere off the island of Corsica and its cargo with it.

Another version is that SS officers took it, crossed the sea, probably to somewhere near Corsica, and then anchored the boxes either to the seabed or in a sea cave, to be retrieved in the future.

There have apparently been a couple of searches for it but it has never been found.

Now, however, a British expert (there's always one isn't there and he always has to be 'British', obviously a referal to our collonial days.) has said he knows where the treasure is and he plans, with the permission of the French to go and try and find it. That is if he can raise the money to fund this 'search'

Apparently it is in waters 'less than a mile off Bastia' but will require all the latest techniques to recover it as apparently the boxes may have rusted and their contents spilled into the sand.

I have a better and cheaper method of searching....get the SH3 modders to 'create' a couple of 'divers' to travel on a Uboat to the area, get them rigged and out into the water and let them search for it..simple isn't it!!!!.

Seriously, anybody of thinking of taking a holiday, who is a good swimmer/diver, might consider that Corica maybe a better venue for a holiday this year than lying idly around on a beach in the Bahamas.

Celeon999
08-08-2007, 12:57 PM
I saw a documentary about the so called "Rommel treasure" lately.

Actually the British adventurer hasnt found anything which hasnt been located before by other expeditions.

The entire coastline is riddeled with sunken ships and downed aircraft from the war. The metal detectors and sonars find something every hundred meters.

But the muddy seafloor makes it almost impossible to find out what it is whithout digging with very expensive equipment.

The SS man (if he says the truth) claims that the gold was sunk aboard the truck it was carried onto the ship with.

A french expedition checked the location he told them and there is indeed something there. But once again the divers couldnt see anything in the muddy water and found nothing on the sea floor itself that would give a clue on what it is.

Whatever the metal detector found there is buried under tons of dirt and mud and it would costs an immense amount of money to dig there.

They aswell as the british man will hardly find anyone who is willing to invest the money into what might just be another pile of worthless scrap metal from the war.

Especially as nobody can proof that the entire story about the treasure is actually true.

Its known that the treasure existed but there is not the slightest proof that it really was sunk somewhere.

andy3536
08-08-2007, 04:50 PM
You'll probobly find all the gold that the germans took either ended up in swiss bank accounts or given to the sweedish as part of thier payment for war materials.
This story of a 'missing ship' is probobly a just somthing thought up by the germans to keep the allies occupied.
They had a ship sink and told everyone it's full of gold.
But with the breaking of germans codes at bletchly park might explain why no one has bothered in the past, they all knew it was rubbish!
Unless there is a german cargo ship sunk somewhere at the end of a rainbow? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif