Tag: World War II
Dried Peas Instead of Gold Bars
Shortly before the end of the war, Germany’s Foreign Office moves large quantities of gold from Berlin to the German legation in Bern. Just a few hours after Germany surrenders, the vaults are empty. The search for the Bern gold hoard begins.
A Bridge too Far: The Largest Airborne Operation in History
The Royal Dutch Mint has released a new 5 Euro coin. Featuring satin and zigzag stitches pointing to parachutes, the Market Garden 5 Euro Coin tells the impressive story of the largest airborne operation in history that took place and failed 75 years ago.
Canadian circulation coin honours Canadians who fought at D-Day
The Royal Canadian Mint is launching a $2 circulation coin honouring the Canadians who, landing in Normandy, France 75 years ago, helped establish the Allied foothold that would lead to the liberation of Western Europe.