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Author Switky, Robert, 1961-
Title Wealth of an empire : the treasure shipments that saved Britain and the world / Robert Switky.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, 2013.
Edition First edition

Author Switky, Robert, 1961-
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Great Britain.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval operations, British.
Naval convoys -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Bank reserves -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Great Britain -- Foreign economic relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign economic relations -- Great Britain.
Description 1 online resource
Edition First edition
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; 1 Shoring Up Support; 2 For the Sake of the Realm; 3 Seeking Refuge from the Storm; 4 Gold and the Phony War; 5 Thin Armor; 6 Into the Furnace of the War; 7 Living from Hour to Hour; 8 Keeping Mum; 9 Taking Fearful Risks; 10 Britain's Most Valuable Convoy; 11 Clearing the Decks in Halifax; 12 Speculation; 13 Credit; Appendix 1: Code Names and Nicknames; Appendix 2: Tracking Ships and Shipments; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z; About the Author.
Summary Wealth of an Empire tells the dramatic true story of a top-secret mission that changed the course of World War II: Great BritainÆs shipment of virtually its entire treasury across the treacherous waters of the North Atlantic to safety in the United States and Canada. Had the Germans captured or sunk the treasure-laden ships, the war could have been lost more than eighteen months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The British government authorized this immensely risky and long-running operation not only because of the obvious danger that GermanyÆs rising militancy posed but also becaus.
ISBN 9781612344973 (electronic bk.)
1612344976 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 40022889553
OCLC # 859537513
Additional Format Print version: Switky, Robert, 1961- Wealth of an empire. First Edition 9781612344966 (DLC) 2013013185 (OCoLC)841206016

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