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Historical Books with Harry Schmitz

In this Historical Books segment with Harry Schmitz from Elizabeth’s Bookshops he looks at “The Diamond Dakota Mystery” by Juliet Wills.

At the last minute a mysterious brown paper package that contained a box of diamonds was handed to the pilot of plane evacuating Dutch civilians from Java to Australia in 1942.  The pilot wasnt told what was in the box.  Under heavy fire the plane crash landed on an isolated beach on the far northewest coat.  While the survivors were rescued, the box of diamonds was accidentially left at the crash site.

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