A Thoroughly Modern Treasure Hunt


n 1945, Germany and its allies were surrendering. Gold and anything of value was being looted on an unprecedented scale. Most loot would be lost forever but Dave had a wartime diary with clues of where to look. He’d start his own search and meet some colourful characters, experience a number of unusual accidents and incidents and see some amazing cities and unravel their history on the way.

This is a true story of adventure, a test of a strong relationship, testimony to great friends, and a trial of the human spirit made in a very unusual quest. This is an account to make you smile, as you join a ride through an overlooked chapter of World War Two and the modern day quests across four countries to retrace steps from the past.

Some of you’ll be thinking; Dave’s loaded with money and I’ll break into his home and, ransack it. Well you can’t, it’s all been spent in the adventure of a lifetime but you can share in the same sense of adventure and excitement that spurred one man and his friends to travel to far off places looking in the unlikeliest of places. Links to the maps and the places are all in the book.

“You can read this book for light entertainment, a good mystery or even as the starting point for your own treasure hunting escapades. It’s the adventure of an ‘average guy’s’ need for adventure in a modern, busy world.” Kathryn Harris, book lover and critic.

“5 stars, an entertaining and lively story of chasing lost wartime treasure and history!” Slater’s Club 2019.
A Thoroughly Modern Treasure Hunt

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“There comes a time in every rightly-constructed boy’s life when he has a raging desire to go and dig somewhere…” From ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’ by Mark Twain, 1876.  And with wartime gold and adventure on their minds, that’s just what one average guy and his friends did…


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