“It’s nothing but money, boys.”

Tuesday, Apr 10, 1945

Deep in a salt mine, 3rd Army engineers blasted a hole in a thick brick wall and exposed Hitler’s hoard of looted gold and coins. (There was a door but no one could find the key.) This isn’t chump change. We’re talking about 4,000 bags of gold bullion weighing in at 90 tons! Each ton is worth a cool million. There’s at least $2,000,000 in American currency. Oh, and a Titian Venus as well. And yesterday the 5th Division unearthed 200 paintings plus 4,050 bags of 25-pound gold bars. As stunned engineers stared at the hoard they’d unearthed, Pvt Daniel Ciamatti of Chicago quipped, “It’s nothing but money, boys.”

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