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The Resource The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams, (CD)

The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams, (CD)

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The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history
Title
The sunken gold
Title remainder
a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Williams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off the coast of Ireland and sank. The ship was carrying 44 tons of gold bullion to the still-neutral United States via Canada in order to finance the war effort for Britain and its allies. Britain desperately needed that sunken treasure, but any salvage had to be secret since the British government dared not alert the Germans to the presence of the gold. Lieutenant Commander Guybon Damant was the most qualified officer to head the risky mission. Wild gales battered the wreck into the shape of an accordion, turning the operation into a multiyear struggle of man versus nature. As the war raged on, Damant was called off the salvage to lead a team of covert divers to investigate and search through the contents of recently sunk U-boats for ciphers, minefield schematics, and other secrets. The information they obtained, once in the hands of British intelligence, proved critical toward Allied efforts to defeat the U-boats and win the war. But Damant had become obsessed with completing his long-deferred mission. His team struggled for five more years as it became apparent that the work could only be accomplished by muscle, grit, and persistence
Cataloging source
RECBX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Joseph A.
Dewey number
940.4/57
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
D582.L38
LC item number
W55 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Paul Boehmer
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Boehmer, Paul,
  • HighBridge Audio (Firm)
  • Recorded Books, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Laurentic (Steamship : 1909-1917)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Shipwrecks
  • Mines (Military explosives)
  • Damant, Guybon Chesney Castell
  • Treasure troves
  • Salvage
  • Espionage, British
  • Submarines (Ships)
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Label
The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams, (CD)
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Publication
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  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681688190
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781681688190
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD32795
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005915471
  • (OCoLC)1005915471
  • 2334979
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The sunken gold : a story of World War I espionage and the greatest treasure salvage in history, Joseph A. Williams, (CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781681688190
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781681688190
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD32795
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • on1005915471
  • (OCoLC)1005915471
  • 2334979
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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