A Story of World War I Espionage

International Spy Museum @ 800 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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A Story of World War I Espionage

On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic, a British ship laden with forty-four tons of Allied gold was sunk by German mines off the coast of Ireland. Desperate to recover the treasure, the Admiralty sent its best divers to salvage the gold.

Joseph A. Williams, author of The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I, Espionage, and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History recounts through newly discovered sources, the epic deeds of these covert divers, bringing to light the grit and determination their project demanded.



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