Gold Sharks

Gold Sharks

Albert Able

Language: English

Pages: 206


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At the height of its power in World War two, the Imperial Japanese war machine controlled much of the Far East. Their early, almost un-checked conquests allowed them to loot vast unrecorded hoards of treasure and huge amounts of gold bullion from the banks.

Consequently tons of gold and silver were buried, in one hundred and seventy five separate sites, including many of the deep caves, which litter the Philippines. The victorious American army eventually captured General Yamashita and seeking revenge for their defeat earlier in the war, the Americans put the General on trial for war crimes. Unsurprisingly, with some thirty five thousand Philippine civilians massacred, in the latter stages of the Japanese occupation, he was found guilty.

Unfortunately he was rather too hastily executed, and so the exact coordinates of the gold caches went to the grave with him. Tantalizingly some has since been recovered, but the location of the great majority remains a mystery to this day. Consequently the legend of 'Yamashita's Gold' still attracts scores of hopeful treasure hunters, from around the globe. GOLD SHARKS is the exciting story of one such attempt to uncover a fortune.

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through a lengthy decompression - and the only way to do that was in the submersible, which he was relieved to see was still hovering above him. Satisfied that he could overcome that problem, he felt a little flush of renewed confidence, but when he reviewed the question of actually getting to the hatch, it quickly drained away. His brain raced; at least the submersible still hovered above the submarine. Could he distract his predators and make the short leap to safety? He checked his pressure

expression to a smile. “If I may, I’ll go the next time, you know, when we go to the really expensive place, OK?” he smiled cheekily. “That’s a date,” Manuel replied happily. The two men boarded the harbour launch; it pulled slowly away from the tug and headed back towards the main harbour. “They seem like a couple of decent guys” John commented. “The problem is John, that they really do expect that we are going to solve all their problems and in only a couple of weeks. Oh well, we can but

that diving for treasure, as they put it, was illegal without a special permit. We therefore tried to obtain one and that’s when the shit hit the fan. Yesterday, someone calling himself the Commissioner of Wrecks visited us; he warned us that wreck diving was only permitted by approved government agencies. Then he told us that all the wrecks around this coast were sacred and the souls of the many sailors who perished in those ships were not to be disturbed under any circumstances.” Remi paused

position to destroy the ship and its cargo at any given time. That could include all the crew!” He looked directly at Big J who still remained silent. “The political repercussions of destroying the ship while it is still here in Hong Kong are not acceptable to the United Nations, which is extremely anxious to maintain its improving relationship with China and its evolving administration. We have therefore to destroy the vessel at sea and in deep international waters. You all need to know that I

question of routine watch keeping. There was little to see, the occasional blip of another distant invisible ship on the radar but otherwise just endless ocean. The alternative was chipping paint and hosing salt water from the deck and other fittings where the seawater spray evaporated in the fierce tropical heat to leave a film of crystallised salt. The air-conditioned sleeping accommodation, however, was very comfortable, so they spent as much time as possible reading, listening to or

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