The Diamond Dakota Mystery

Juliet Wills; Marianne Van Velzen (As told to)

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This extraordinary true talefollows the disappearance ofmore than20 million dollars worth of precious diamonds during World War II. In 1942, as the Japanese army advanced on Java, two wealthy businessmen entrusted a Russian aviator, Captain Ivan Smirnoff, with a small, mysteriously-unmarked package, to be delivered to a businessman in Sydney. The plane was attacked during a Japanese air raid and under heavy fire, but Smirnoff miraculously landed the badly damaged plane on an isolated beach on Java's far northwest coast. A few weeks later, Jack Palmer stumbled across the lost packagecontaining precious diamondsamong the plane's wreckage. Nicknamed "Diamond Jack," Palmer and two others were charged with theft of the diamonds. This true adventure follows the diamonds as they are lost, found, and lost again."

ISBN: 9781741147452
Publication Date: 01-Aug-2006
Publisher: Allen & Unwin