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Mark Ritchie <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 8 Feb 1993 15:12:28 EST
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On Mon, 8 Feb 1993 14:46:52 EST W.A. (Bill) Yardy said:
>On Mon, 8 Feb 1993 12:48:36 EST Mark Ritchie said:
>>I seem to remember a documentary on TV about a year or so ago about
>>who killed General Patton which discussed the Reichsbank gold train
>>robbery.  It speculated that Patton was killed to prevent him interfering
>>in the robbery.
>  >>>>  stuff deleted
>Mark, didn't Patton die in an automobile accident in the States shortly
>after The War ended ... or am I getting my 'heroes' confused?
>OR, is the suggestion the 'accident' was not accidental?
He was killed in a car accident in Germany, the speculation was that
the accident was not an accident.  During the late 40s and 50s there
was talk that he was killed to keep him from starting World War III or
to keep him out of politics.  There was very little made public about
US troops looting reported at the time, it wasn't until a couple of
years ago when the discovery of German art treasures in Texas stirred
things up and started the historians digging.
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