The history, art and places behind The Double Eagle

History of the Double Eagle
The incredible true story of the 1933 Double Eagle – 80 years of intrigue, rumour and deception.

1956 Jaeger le Coultre - "Memovox"

Tom’s Watches
Find out about the watches mentioned in The Double Eagle

The 1933 Double Eagle
See photos of the 1933 Double Eagle and learn about its design and how it came into being.

Backgammon Explained
Tom is an expert Backgammon player, but where did the game originate and what are the rules?

The Winter Egg by Fabergé - 1913

Works of Art
See and learn about some of the exquisite works of art referred to in The Double Eagle.

Further Reading
A useful bibliography for those who want to know more.

Executive Order 6102
Franklin D Roosevelt banned the private ownership of gold in 1934 with Executive Order 6102.

Useful Links
Links that will enable you to discover more about some of the facts, people and places.

Photo Gallery
See photographs of some of the key buildings and places that feature in The Double Eagle.