The Rescue of Norway's Gold Bullion From the Nazis, April 1940Book - 2015 | First edition
Gold Run is the true story of arguably one of the greatest gold snatches in history. It is a tale of immense bravery, endurance and great leadership of loyal Norwegians, plus a little good fortune and help from the British against intrigue and overwhelming odds. The German invasion of Norway on the night of April 8th/9th 1940 almost took Norway completely unawares; had it not been for the defiance of one small coastal battery, the Norwegian Royal Family, Government, and nearly 50 tons of Gold bullion would have had no chance to escape. In desperate haste the Royal Family fled Oslo by rail, dodging bombs and strafing, eventually reaching the port of Molde which was subsequently devastated by fire bombing. The gold with extraordinary ingenuity was moved by road, rail and fishing boat, hotly pursued by the Germans. Its weight and the need for total secrecy created unique transportation problems.
Publisher: Casemate Publishers, Oxford : 2015
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: ANF 940.5336 PEAR
Characteristics: xii, 265 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, map, portraits ; 24 cm