Unsolved mystery: what is the truth about the disappeared Rommel treasure

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In the early morning of March 8, 1943, in a beautiful villa in the city of Hammamet on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, several officers were sitti

Unsolved mystery: what is the truth about the disappeared Rommel treasure

In the early morning of March 8, 1943, in Hama on the coast of the Mediterranean In a beautiful villa in Matt City, several officers were sitting in a spacious, bright living room, but no one was in the mood to enjoy this rare morning view. Sitting in the middle is one of the Titans of Nazi Germany, Marshal Rommel, known as the "Desert Fox." Not much better, one by one, sitting down like a rooster that has been defeated in a fight. It turned out that the African Legion led by Rommel had suffered heavy losses recently and was surrounded by the British Desert Corps under the command of General Montgomery. Just 3 days ago, Rommel, who had lost anxiously, assembled himThe remaining 140 tanks launched a desperate attack on the Allied forces in an attempt to reverse the unfavorable situation and regain the initiative on the battlefield. Not only did he fail to win the desired victory, he fell into a more passive situation.

Seeing that the fate of defeat in the war was irretrievable, Rommel began to discuss with his men how to deal with a large number of treasures plundered from various places. Earlier, Rommel had repeatedly considered transporting these treasures by sea to southern Italy via Tunisia. However, the situation on the battlefield was changing rapidly. Before Rommel's plan could be implemented, the British army had completely obtained sea and air control over this area, and German ships could no longer cross the Mediterranean. Rommel was anxious like an ant on a hot pot, afraid that the treasure would fall into the hands of his opponents. Therefore, we convened a meeting with confidants early in the morning to discuss how to properly handle this batch of babies. After careful study, he is known for his cunningRommel decided to adopt a strategy of arguing and concealing the treasures in the place he thought was the safest, in the desert near Douz in southwest Tunisia.

Duz is a small town on the edge of the Sahara Desert, a small oasis in the desert. Around it, there are countless sand dunes of similar shapes and different sizes. Even if the wind blows strongly and the yellow sand is rolling, it is difficult to change the appearance of these dunes. If the treasure is buried somewhere between the many sand dunes, it is difficult for people to find it. In the evening, Rommel dispatched a fleet of high-speed speedboats, loaded with dozens of boxes of art treasures he had snatched from museums and the palaces of Arab sheikhs, and prepared to transport them across the Mediterranean to Italy. The British intelligence agency, which had been closely monitoring Rommel's every move, immediately acted and sent a large number of bombers and warships to the sea to search for these transport teams full of treasures.

The German Marshal, who is called the "Desert Fox"Although he was scheming, he was defeated by Montgomery due to Hitler's suspicion and lack of strategic materials. He himself was also forced to commit suicide because he was accused of participating in the murder of the Führer. As for how many treasures he left behind may not be known. At the same time, Rommel immediately dispatched a convoy of 15-20 military vehicles, each of which was filled with gold coins and precious treasures, and was in charge of Colonel Hans Nederman, Rommel’s most trusted officer. The escort, under the cover of darkness, disappeared into the boundless night. The convoy drove along the dirt road to the desert at the fastest speed. According to the original plan, the treasures were unloaded in the town of Douz, and then transported by a team of camels to a safe place among the dunes to be buried. However, the convoy has lost news since then, and the anxious Rommel was killed by Hitler before the end of the war. Later, no one knew which sand dune the treasures were buried under.

More than 30Years later, Heinrich Suter, who was acting as an army photographer at the time, recalled this story to people as one of the parties involved. He said that a few weeks after the departure of the convoy, the British radio station said that the British army had encountered a well-equipped German unit on the edge of the desert near Douz. After a day-long battle, the British army wiped out the small unit. Detachment, the German soldiers never survived. It is estimated that this small team was dispatched to a remote location to perform a mission and then returned to join the unit. Suter believed that this completely annihilated squad was the personnel who went to hide the treasure. They were ambushed on the way back to Douz and all died in battle. Therefore, where Rommel’s treasures are hidden has become a mystery. The above whole story is just the words of Suter's family, so it is difficult to determine the authenticity of the story.

Is Rommel’s treasure really buried in the desert? After many more years, a man named Ken KripienThe Americans have a keen interest in this story. In order to verify the authenticity of Suter’s story, Kripien took advantage of the opportunity of vacationing in Tunisia to specially go to Hammamet and Douz for about a month. Field trips. Faced with Kripien’s inquiry, many elderly residents in Douz didn’t know about the caravan and camel team back then. However, an elderly man in his 70s named Yusuf said that he was doing business at the camel market. In business, he personally sold 5 camels to a group of foreigners. The old man can remember this clearly, not only because these people bought 60 or 70 camels at a stretch, and the price was higher than usual, but also because it was the first time he saw a person with blond hair, they They were all in military uniforms, but he didn't know in which direction these people had left the market.

Another old man named Muhammad Saidi remembers that some trucks drove into their village around that time.Those who came did not know where they were going. After a few weeks, a group of British soldiers came to their village and drove away the cars. The results of Kripien's investigation seem to be very valuable, but he also speculates on the basis of Suter's story, and there are still many doubts in the whole story. If Rommel’s treasure is indeed transported to the desert to be hidden, where is the huge team of fortune camels? Are there really no survivors? Are those treasures still undiscovered somewhere in the desert? I am afraid that only the endless Sahara Desert knows the whole truth.