Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial record example

    Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial

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    Capt. Kathleen Nash Durant, Maj. Jack W. Durant, and Col. David F. Watson conspired to keep jewels of the House of Hesse and other property discovered in Schloss Friedrichshof at Kronberg, and smuggle them into the United States. Some valuables were returned to the Hesse family, many disappeared. The three officers were imprisoned. The trial documents include depositions, photographs, pleas and sentencing.

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    "Court-Martial Case Files Relating to the "Hesse Crown Jewels Case", 1944-1952" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/82/hesse-crown-jewels-court-martial: accessed September 26, 2022)

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    Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial
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    12,424 · Complete: 100%
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    04 Dec 2007
    Last Updated
    04 Dec 2007
    NARA M1899. Trial records of three American officers charged with stealing $2.5 million in jewels and property from Kronberg Castle in 1945.