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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Hesse Crown Jewels Court-Martial
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Records: 12,424 · Complete: 100%
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December 4, 2007
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December 4, 2007
NARA M1899. Trial records of three American officers charged with stealing $2.5 million in jewels and property from Kronberg Castle in 1945.