Author:Baden-Powell, Dorothy; Collier, Sir Laurence


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Pimpernel Gold: How Norway Foiled the Nazis

By: Baden-Powell, Dorothy; Collier, Sir Laurence

Price: $50.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press / Robert Hale Limited: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204565

ISBN: 0709167482

Condition: Near Fine

First edition. An exceptional copy. 1978 Hard Cover. 207 pp. With a foreword by Sir Laurence Collier. When the Germans landed in Norway, King Haakon VII went into hiding and began a cross-country trek to meet up with Allied ships on the north coast which would take him to safety in England. Less safe was the gold of the Bank of Norway, bullion which had to be preserved if the country was ever to recover once the war ended. The Germans, of course, were eager to pounce on the gold, but quick, independent thinking by Norwegian officers got the bullion into some 30 lorries and vehicles and into te... View more info