French Gold In World War II


On May 28, 1940, a civilian ship sailed for Casablanca with 212 tons of gold… the gold was transferred to the USS Vincennes that brought it to New York. The United States insisted all the French gold be exchanged for US dollars upon arrival at the Federal Reserve. After June 5, 1940, the Banque de France decided not to send any more gold to the United States.

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