• Short Summary

    AUSTRIAN AUTHORITIES SEARCHING THE DEPTHS OF LAKE TOPLITZ FOR A LEGENDARY NAZI TREASURE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) OPENED THEIR CORDON OF ARMED POLICE TO LET IN CAMERAMEN AND REPORTERS.

  • Description

    LAKE TOPLITZ, AUSTRIA (OCTOBER 31, 1963) (REUTERS)

    GV PAN ROUND.. LAKE TOPLITZ TO DIVING PLATFORM.
    SV.DIVER HELPED INTO AQUALUNG.
    SCU.DIVER.
    SV.MAN WITH EQUIPMENT.
    SV.TV CAMERA INTO WATER, TILT UP TO ENGINEERS.
    GV.MONITOR SCREEN, PICTURE OF LAKE BED.
    SCU.DIVER PREPARES TO DIVE.
    SCU.FLIPPERS.
    GV.DIVER INTO WATER.
    SV.DIVER ON LAKE BED SEEN THROUGH T.V. CAMERA.
    LV.DIVING PLATFORM.
    GV PAN..FROM CEMETERY TO HEARSE WITH COFFIN.
    SV.COFFIN.
    GV.MAN CARRYING DIVING EQUIPMENT.
    SV.MEN LOOK AT DIVING ROPES.
    SV PAN..EQUIPMENT FROM DEAD DIVER INTO POLICE CAR.
    GV.HEARSE WITH CEMETERY IN B/G.

    Initials IT/V/MGT/PB
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AUSTRIAN AUTHORITIES SEARCHING THE DEPTHS OF LAKE TOPLITZ FOR A LEGENDARY NAZI TREASURE YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) OPENED THEIR CORDON OF ARMED POLICE TO LET IN CAMERAMEN AND REPORTERS.THE SEARCH IS BEING MADE BY AQUALUNG DIVERS USING SPECIAL TELEVISION CAMERAS TO SHOW THE LAKE BED TO WATCHERS ON LAUNCHES ABOVE.BUT SO FAR, THERE'S NO SIGN OF THE SUNKEN HOARD.
    THE LAKE IS BELIEVED TO HOLD TREASURE DUMPED BY THREE DIFFERENT NAZI UNITS IN THE LAST DAYS OF WORLD WAR TWO.ONE LOT IS REPUTED TO BE A FORTUNE IN GOLD BARS.ANOTHER IS SAID TO COMPRISE FORGED BRITISH BANKNOTES WITH A FACE VALUE OF MILLIONS OF POUNDS: THREE YEARS AGO, 15 CASES RAISED FROM THE LAKE REVEALED SUCH BANKNOTES WITH A FACE VALUE OF GBP9 MILLION.
    BUT MORE IMPORTANT STILL ARE LISTS OF SWISS BANK ACCOUNTS, OPENED BY NAZI LEADERS IN 1944, AND DUE TO EXPIRE NEXT YEAR.IF THE MONEY, VALUED AT MORE THAN 90,000 MILLION AUSTRIAN SCHILLINGS (ABOUT GBP1,250,000,000 STERLING), IS NOT CLAIMED BY THEN, IT BECOMES THE PROPERTY OF SWISS BANKS.FORMER NAZI OFFICERS ARE BELIEVED TO BE BEHIND RECENT RENEWED ATTEMPTS TO GAIN PERMISSION TO SALVAGE THE TREASURE.
    THIS WEEK THE AUSTRIAN DIVERS FOUND AND RECOVERED THE BODY OF A 19-YEAR-OLD WEST GERMAN, ALFRED EGNER, BURIED IN THE LAKE MUD.HIS FUNERAL -- FILMED EXCLUSIVELY BY A VISNEWS CAMERAMAN -- TOOK PLACE ONLY AFTER POLICE EXPERTS HAD EXAMINED THE BODY.FINDING HIS SECURITY ROPE CUT, THEY THINK HE MAY HAVE BEEN MURDERED ON A NIGHT DIVE FOR THE NAZI TREASURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7BQBJGZXSWDD2TUGMVA0MTUS3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7BQBJGZXSWDD2TUGMVA0MTUS3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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