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SS Gairsoppa sank while carrying a fortune in silver, estimated to be worth $210 million in today’s dollars.
Told he wouldn’t live past 50, the oldest known American survivor of the brutal Bataan Death March during World War II, died Sunday at 105.
Nancy Wake, who fled Australia to see the world at 16, ended up at the top of the Gestapo’s most-wanted list for her leading role in the French resistance.
Japan has vowed to locate the remains of an estimated 12,000 troops still missing since the Battle of Iwo Jima.