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  1. Lost Nazi Gold

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE NAZI GOLD? One Trenton Parker, an ex-Marine colonel with CIA connections and claiming to have inside knowledge as to what actually became of the Nazi gold horde following World War II, was Tom Valentine's guest on his nightly radio show, Radio Free America, on July 29, 1993. Parker is described in the Radio Free America catalog of past programs as follows: July 29, 1993: A veteran CIA operative claiming to be with an especially secretive group known as Pegasus, was guest. Trenton Parker, a "sheep-dipped" Marine Colonel, told of his role in planning/execution of the "great energy scam" of the 70s when Big Oil drove U.S. independent oil companies out of business, closed/opened the Suez Canal, created lines at gas pumps to drive up price of oil, filched stolen gold into the market by opening the gold window to Americans for 1st time since 1933, sold weapons to Arab states getting rich from the oil scam and sealed the deal with Portland cement from Spain. For further background on Parker, see Rodney Stich's classic outline of hidden corruption in the U.S. government, Defrauding America {1}. See also Radio Free America's tape archives of past programs {2}. By way of background, it may be helpful to re-acquaint ourselves with a few things: (1) Francisco Franco emerged from the Spanish Civil War (circa 1936) as the undisputed dictator of then-fascist Spain. Franco had friendly ties to Hitler's Germany. (2) ODESSA: an abbreviation of Organisation Der Ehemaligen SS-Angehorigen (German: "Organization of Former SS Members"). The Encyclopaedia Britannica describes ODESSA, in part, as follows: "...clandestine escape organization of the SS underground... A large organizational network was set up to help former SS and Gestapo members and other high Nazi functionaries to avoid arrest... to escape from prison, or to be smuggled out of the country. The main escape routes were (1) through Austria and Italy, then to Franco's Spain, (2) to Arab countries of the Middle East, and (3) to South America..." (3) Martin Bormann: again, quoting in part from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "[bormann] became head of the administrative machinery of the Nazi Party, and through intrigue, party infighting, and his shrewd manipulation of Hitler's weaknesses and eccentricities, he became a shadowy but extremely powerful presence in the Third Reich... He disappeared shortly after the death of Hitler, and it was presumed that he was either dead or in hiding... Later reports, especially in the 1960s, alleged that Bormann had escaped and had been living in South America, possibly Paraguay. However, early in 1973 a Berlin forensic expert established 'with near certainty' that one of two skeletons unearthed during construction in West Berlin in December 1972 was that of Bormann, and on April 11, 1973, West German authorities officially declared him dead." As is apparent from the Radio Free America catalog excerpt quoted above, Parker discussed many things during his July 29, 1993 appearance. What follows is the gist of his explanation of what actually happened to the "lost" Nazi gold horde. For further details I refer interested readers to the tape of his July 29th testimony, available from Valentine Communications (see below). Many of us have heard the story that the Nazi gold was thrown into a deep lake in Switzerland and sank far down, down to the bottom. Parker calls this nonsense. The gold, he says, was never thrown into any lake. The gold went into Spain, through Martin Bormann's ODESSA. There it sat, under the watchful eye of Generalisimo Franco. "A lot of people have never, ever, asked the obvious question: What deal was struck, in order for Franco to pull out of the Axis powers during the Second World War?... And the deal was: you get to be president; we're not going to bother you... There was a deal struck... Spain became, in effect, a major access and exit point for a lot of people coming out of Germany at that time." How does Parker know all this? One Ortega-Perez served as a staff interpreter for General Eisenhower. The sister of Ortega-Perez had married one of Franco's physicians. So, one of Franco's physicians passed what he knew to his wife, who passed it to Ortega-Perez, who passed it to Eisenhower and/or others in that group, and from there the information was grabbed hold of by U.S. Intelligence. Parker insists that Martin Bormann did not die in Germany, as West German officials had declared. "I can assure you that Martin Bormann did not die in Berlin. He looked very much alive, in March of 1975, in a villa outside of Madrid, Spain, where I went to negotiate the liquidation of various tons of gold which were turned into perfect Krugerrands." That is the second part of the story: what happened to the gold after it got to Spain. The gold remained in Spain, in care of Francisco Franco, until circa 1975. Then, with Franco about to expire, things began to happen. With Franco nearing his end, other factors occurred at about this same time; said factors coalescing to bring about "Phase II" of "What Happened To The Nazi Gold?" As Parker tells it, the closing of the Suez Canal and subsequent shortages of "Portland-grade cement" came together as chips to be used by international power brokers in a complicated deal. The details of said deal are beyond the scope of this article. For further information, again, get hold of the tape of the original, July 29, 1993 broadcast. "If you'll remember, at this particular point in time, we got rid of American's not being able to own gold. And the big push was Krugerrands. And you could buy 'em through Merrill-Lynch and Hutton and what have you. It's easy to counterfeit perfect Krugerrands if you've got gold." According to Parker, the gold was turned into counterfeit Krugerrands and sold in the biggest potential market of that time: The United States of America. If you have doubts, then Parker asks you to consider the following: even though Americans were buying a lot of gold at that time, because of the sudden legality that now they were allowed to do so, the price of gold did not climb; it stayed flat. "The only explanation for that is that somebody is bringing in a new supply of gold." Tom Valentine, host of Radio Free America, summed it up: "Tons of Krugerrands, phony Krugerrands, made from the Nazi Germany gold... This was actually turned into Krugerrands and they put it into the market."
  2. New Five Pound Note

    That's concerning, I was lead to believe that they couldn't be ripped? Clearly I've been misinformed!!!!!!
  3. Lost Nazi Gold

    It does indeed, my opinion is most if not all the Nazi gold was recovered by the American's and placed into the Black Eagle Fund and was then used for fund the war against Communism over the next couple of decades..................
  4. Lost Nazi Gold

    ................and the sage continues http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/adolf-hitlers-missing-gold-hoard-9352023
  5. Just out of interest, how easy is it to research City of London Police Officers, who were awarded the 1887 & 1897 Jubilee Medals?
  6. Just out of interest, how did the City Police name their medals, is the below example an officer or civilian?
  7. With the Queen poised to become the longest reigning monarch in British history, in September. I wonder whether this event will mark the changing of her effigy on her medals?
  8. Thanks. I thought it would be nice of they did, especially if only a few were issued before we had a new monarch (from a collecting point of view anyway).
  9. General Service Medal 2008?

    I agree, considering it's far more higher profile than the other campaign bars issued. I wonder whether it'll have a medal in it's own right perhaps?
  10. General Service Medal 2008?

    Interesting concept but what about such campaigns as Northern Ireland they issued a medal for that? What happens if we don't win in Iraq/Syria will they not issue a medal?
  11. Just had a little play, what do you think?
  12. General Service Medal 2008?

    Still nothing for Op Shader I note?
  13. New Five Pound Note

    Duly noted, (re them sticking together, not Alex), will have to bear that in mind. Not that I ever have more than one in my wallet at a time anyway lol.
  14. I recently picked up a 1911 Coronation Medal engraved PC W PRICE. I was delighted by what I discovered, so I thought I'd share it on the forum................ William PRICE Born 01/08/1884 Highgate London Bricklayer before he joined the Met (employed by an A Chapman of Noel Park Estate, Wood Green). Joined 19/02/1906 as a PC in H Div (Warrant No 92896), Height 5' 10 1/2" Weight 11 st 2lbs Complextion dark Eyes brown Hair dark brown Single man when joined. His address then being 38 Eleanor Road Bowes Park. William & Martha Jane nee Gibbons, married on the 20/11/06, at Ferme Park Baptist chapel, Hornsey. Awarded the 1911 Coronation Medal. Remained at H Division until the 04/04/1914 when he was posted to K Division. The Sidney Street Siege, took place during William's service in H Division, around 200 officers from the Met & City police involved. Given his address at the time it is highly likely that he took some sort of part in the events. He was promoted to Station Sergt in 1923 served there as both a PS and SPS in K Div. 21/09/1923 92896 William PRICE from PS101K To SPS. Posted to J Division as Insp on the 26/02/1926 Pensioned 16/03/1931 as an Insp in J Div Recalled as reserve officer 31/08/1939 and joined K Div (Bow) which is next to his old J Div – he was living in Dagenham in 1939. 81 Oval Road South Dagenham (with Martha). He resigned as Insp in K Div on the 31/07/1942 - his police service was one month short of the three years for a Defence Medal On the 1911 census he is listed as living at 37 Dellow Buildings Dellow Street, Shadwell, with his wife Martha Jayne (26) and two sons William George (3) born Whitechapel and Alfred Frederick (1) born Stepney. Another son, Stanley was born 1912. Martha died in Norfolk 1962. William died at 3 Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft, on the 10th July 1963. Photo one Sgt PRICE Photo two the PRICE family at 38 Eleanor Road Photo three his medal Photo four Dellow Buildings, Dellow Street, Shadwell.
  15. Good question Tom, I don't know?
  16. Just thought, I'd throw this out there, to see what people's opinions are, could the guy in image 3, be William?
  17. Many thanks for the positive responses gents. The only other line of investigation that I can think of is, that as he was single when he was posted to H Division their marriage certificate should give an address for him, which might be a police station or section house?
  18. Am curious to know whether it's possible to put a name to either of these chaps?
  19. Ladies/Gents, Can anyone shine any light on the role of a Metropolitan police reserve officer in Edwardian period? Where they like a modern day special constable? I know the chap I'm interested in joined up in 1890 (would he have joined as a reserve?), certainly by 1906 he was listed as a reserve, finally retiring in 1917.
  20. Many thanks. I remember the Police Orders website, such a shame they took it off line.
  21. Many thanks Odin. How easy is this information to obtain, does it require a trip to Kew?
  22. Thanks Tom (re reserves). With regards to war reserves, would they revert back to the rank of constable or would an inspector remain as such? Am I right in thinking that they'd just be posted to which ever division needed them, or would they go back to their old division?