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STALIN'S SILVER: The Sinking Of The USS John Barry, by John Beasant. Torpedoed by the Nazi submarine U-859, the John Barry ship carried Saudi silver riyals worth $80 million plus another $300 million in silver bullion.

Click to EnlargeOn August 28, 1944, off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, the Nazi submarine U-859 fired 3 torpedoes into an American merchant ship, the SS John Barry. The ship carries Saudi silver riyals worth $80 million plus another $300 million in silver bullion. Forty five years later, an Arab prince and a French marine archaeologist mount a high-tech salvage of $380 million in silver. Discovering the original destination of the silver adds politics and intrigue to the story. Softcover. 215 pages. B/w and color photos.

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Group:
World War II
ID:
HZ-7819
Category:
Naval Warfare
Media:
Softcover book
Type:
General Military History
Price:
17.95
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