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G. I. Finds Fabulous Diamond Treasure

From American Horologist magazine, March, 1945

G. I. Finds Fabulous Diamond Treasure
By Ray Freedman

A Minnesota G. I. browsing through a bookcase in an ancient German castle got the shock of his young life when he stumbled onto a hidden treasure of diamonds, pearls, rare watches, and other gold and silver heirlooms worth a literal fortune. Nor is the result of a well developed journalist's imagination, for the story was authenticated by the Associated Press and other news services in the European theatre.

Commenting on the discovery, young Sgt. Bob Awe of St. Paul, Minn., had this to say of the discovery: "I'd read a lot of stories about hidden treasures - but I thought they happened only in books or the movies. When I found this stuff, though, well it gave me a huge funny feeling."

According to the AP reporter who dispatched the story to America the incident occurred in the four-story, brownstone Rimburg castle on the border of Germany and adjoining the Dutch town of Rimburg. 

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