Adolf Hitler looking at a tiara and a sculpture of Napoleon Bonaparte Image: Getty Get daily news updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email They are some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known, from priceless artworks to fabulous hoards of diamonds and vast reserves of gold. And they have all been missing since the chaotic dying days of the Second World War. The Nazis plundered loot from across Europe, and, as they faced defeat infrantically hid it from the advancing Allied forces.
Rudolf "Rudy" von Hacklheber, a non-Nazi German mathematician and cryptographer, who spent time attending Princeton Universitywhere he had a romantic relationship with Alan Turing and befriended Waterhouse. He seems to know more about the mysterious Societas Eruditorum than any non-member.
Earl Comstock, a former Electrical Till Corp. Mary cCmndhd pronounced "Skuhmithid" and anglicized as "Smith"a member of a Qwghlmian immigrant community living in Australia, who catches the attention of Lawrence Waterhouse while he is stationed in Brisbane.
Glory Altamira, a nursing student and Bobby Shaftoe's Filipina lover. She becomes a member of the Philippine resistance movement during the Japanese occupation. Mother of Douglas MacArthur Shaftoe. Historical figures[ edit ] Fictionalized versions of several historical figures appear in the World War II storyline: Alan Turingthe cryptographer and computer scientist, is a colleague and friend of Lawrence Waterhouse and sometime lover of Rudy von Hacklheber.
Douglas MacArthurthe famed U. Army general, who takes a central role toward the end of the World War II timeline. Rudy delivers an intentionally weakened system, reserving the full system for the use of the conspiracy among the characters to locate hidden gold.
He attempts to film an interview with the recuperating and morphine-addled Bobby Shaftoe, who spoils the production with his account of a giant lizard attack and his harsh criticism of General MacArthur.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto 's death at the hands of U. Army fighter aircraft during Operation Vengeance over Bougainville Island fills an entire chapter. During his fateful flight, the Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese Imperial Navy 's Combined Fleet reflects upon the failures and hubris of his Imperial Army counterparts, who persistently underestimate the cunning and ferocity of their Allied opponents in the Pacific Theatre of Operations.
As his damaged transport plane completes its terminal descent, Yamamoto realizes that all of the Japanese military codes have been broken, which explains why he is "on fire and hurtling through the jungle at a hundred miles per hour in a chair, closely pursued by tons of flaming junk.
During his year of undergraduate study at Princeton, Waterhouse periodically wanders the halls of the Institute for Advanced Studyrandomly asking mathematicians whose names he never remembers for advice on how to make intricate calculations for his "sprocket question," which is how he eventually meets Turing.
The fictionalized Harvest became operational in the early s, under the supervision of Earl Comstock, while the actual system was installed in He is descended on his mother's side from New Mexican Crypto-Jewswhich detail, while seemingly included as a pun, is explored further in The Baroque Cycle.
Avi is obsessed with using technology to prevent future genocides, namely by creating a handbook of basic technology and defense practices. John Cantrell, a member of Epiphyte 2a libertarian who is an expert in cryptography and who wrote the fictional cryptography program Ordo.
Tom Howard, a member of Epiphyte 2a libertarian and firearms enthusiast who is an expert in large computer installations. Charlene, a liberal arts academic and Randy's girlfriend at the beginning of the novel, who later moves to New Haven, Connecticut, to live and work with Dr.
Andrew Loeb, a former friend and now Randy's enemy, a survivalist and neo-Luddite whose lawsuits destroyed Randy and Avi's first start-up, and who at the time of the novel works as a lawyer for Hubert Kepler. He is referred to by Randy as " Gollum ," comparing him to that character in the novels of J.
Both storylines[ edit ] Goto Dengo, a lieutenant in the Imperial Japanese Army and a mining engineer involved in an Axis project to bury looted gold in the Philippines.
In the present-day storyline, he is a semi-retired chief executive of a large Japanese construction company.The buried contents of a Nazi train. An aging SS mass-murderer—with one last unexpected sting in his tail.
And the war secrets of a US presidential hopeful’s Jewish family, hidden in London for 70 years. The unbelievable story of the two brothers who started Adidas and Puma and wound up bitter enemies.
THE STRANGE ODYSSEY OF THE GERMAN U-BOAT U the Wanderling. Toward the end of World War II a German submarine from the Monsun Gruppe 33rd Flotilla operating out of Penang, Malaysia was said to have shown up at the La Palma Secret Base, a primitive submarine-pen hewn out of the jungle-like estuaries of Chiapas along Mexico's far southern reaches of the Pacific Coast by the .
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The Secret Story of WWII Japanese & Nazi Gold. By David Guyatt. c opyright for. The use of suspect gold to . Buried, also known as Resolution and Processing, is a Zombies map included in the Vengeance downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
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