Foreign News: Gold

Just before Barcelona fell, nine trucks loaded to the gunwales with gold bars, precious stones, gold and silver plate, gem-encrusted religious vessels and jewelry rolled out of the city and headed north. This gleaming freight, most of it confiscated from jewelry shops and churches, was an important part of the war chest of the Loyalist Government.

Last week part of the treasure crossed the French frontier in the ragged pockets and worn suitcases of officers and men of the rear-guard brigade commanded by General Enrique Lister. But the great and incalculably valuable bulk of it was either hidden beneath rocks and trees...

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