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{{Infobox Story
name= Treasure Trail|
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|series=[[TV Comic|''TVC'' comic stories]]
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|doctor= Fourth Doctor
doctor= [[Fourth Doctor]]|
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|companions= [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah]]
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|enemy= [[Nazi]]s
enemy= [[Nazi]]s working for [[Hermann Goering]]|
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|setting= [[Borosini]], [[1944]]
year= ''mostly'' set in [[Borosini]], [[Italy]] in [[1944]], but brief scenes in Borosini [[1948]] and [[Monte Cassino]] [[1976]]|
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|publication= ''[[TV Comic]]'' 1266-1272
publication= ''[[TV Comic]]'' 1266-1272|
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|release date= [[20 March (releases)|20 March]] - [[1 May (releases)|1 May]] [[1976 (releases)|1976]]
release date= [[20 March]] - [[1 May]] [[1976]]|
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|format= Comic - 7 parts (? pages)
format= Comic - 7 parts (? pages)|
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|prev= Virus (comic story)
prev= Virus (comic story)|Virus (comic story)|
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|next= Hubert's Folly (comic story)
next= Hubert's Folly (comic story)|Hubert's Folly (comic story)|
 
 
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'''''Treasure Trail''''' was a [[1976]] ''[[TV Comic]]'' story that was published a couple of weeks after the conclusion of the debut of ''[[The Seeds of Doom]]'' on [[television]].
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'''''Treasure Trail''''' was a 1976 ''[[TV Comic]]'' story that was published a couple of weeks after the conclusion of the debut of ''[[The Seeds of Doom (TV story)|The Seeds of Doom]]'' on [[television]].
   
Like several other ''[[Doctor Who]]'' stories, it was set in [[World War II]]. Unusually, however, it took place late in the war, about a month after the [[Battle of Monte Cassino]], in a [[Borosini|northern Italian village]] whose inhabitants were [[partisan]]s. Of the many glimpses of World War II provided by ''Doctor Who'', ''Treasure Trail'' may be the only one set amongst the ''Italian'' resistance. It is almost certainly the only ''Doctor Who'' story in any medium to depict the [[wikipedia:Nazi plunder|Nazi plunder]] of [[Europe]]an art.
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Like several other ''[[Doctor Who]]'' stories, it was set in [[World War II]]. Unusually, however, it took place late in the war, about a month after the [[Battle of Monte Cassino]], in a [[Borosini|northern Italian village]] whose inhabitants were [[partisan]]s. Of the many glimpses of World War II provided by ''Doctor Who'', ''Treasure Trail'' may be the only one set amongst the Italian resistance.
== Summary ==
 
The [[Time Lord]]s send the [[Fourth Doctor]] and [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah-Jane]] on another mission without clear instructions. They find themselves under [[Nazi]] aircraft fire almost immediately upon disembarking [[the TARDIS]]. The Doctor's people have dumped them near the northern [[Italy|Italian]] town of [[Borosini]] in [[1944]].
 
   
Suspected by the local villagers of being Nazi spies, they are brought before the town's [[priest]], [[Father]] [[Antonio (Treasure Trail)|Antonio]]. The Doctor convinces the priest they are [[English]], using the writing on the TARDIS' [[police box]] exterior as proof. Any doubt about the pair's identity, however, is far less significant than that [[Hermann Goering|Goering]]'s Nazis are entering the village. It seems they are after whatever artistic treasures they can find.
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== Plot ==
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The [[Time Lord]]s send the [[Fourth Doctor]] and [[Sarah Jane Smith|Sarah-Jane]] on another mission without clear instructions. They find themselves under [[Nazi]] aircraft fire almost immediately upon disembarking [[the TARDIS]]. The Doctor's people have dumped them near the northern [[Italy|Italian]] town of [[Borosini]] in [[1944]].
   
They storm into the church, and Antonio shows them the [[Raphael (painter)|Raphael]] hanging in the knave. Impressed, [[Lieutenant]] [[Schuler (Treasurer Trailer)|Schuler]] spreads word of the painting up the Nazi chain of command. Meanwhile, the villagers fear that the Nazis will just steal their art as they've already done elsewhere in [[Europe]].
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Suspected by the local villagers of being Nazi spies, they are brought before the town's [[priest]], [[Father (title)|Father]] [[Antonio (Treasure Trail)|Antonio]]. The Doctor convinces the priest they are [[English]], using the writing on the TARDIS' [[police box]] exterior as proof. Any doubt about the pair's identity, however, is far less significant than that [[Hermann Goering|Goering]]'s Nazis are entering the village. It seems they are after whatever artistic treasures they can find.
   
[[Giovanni (Treasure Trail)|Giovanni]], a local [[partisan]] who has given the Doctor and Sarah a hard time, confirms that there's a massive shipment of stolen art soon to pass through by [[train|rail]]. The Doctor proposes to blow the line. They do this, retrieve all the stolen art via a [[mule]] trail, and bring it all back to the TARDIS. The Time Lords send the TARDIS to [[1948]], where the Doctor offloads the art. To the Italian press, it seems as though the art has magically reappeared. One priest in [[Borosini]] knows it's ''not'' magic, but it's a secret he vows to take to his grave.
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They storm into the church, and Antonio shows them the [[Raphael (painter)|Raphael]] hanging in the knave. Impressed, [[Lieutenant]] [[Schuler (Treasure Trail)|Schuler]] spreads word of the painting up the Nazi chain of command. Meanwhile, the villagers fear that the Nazis will just steal their art as they've already done elsewhere in [[Europe]].
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[[Giovanni (Treasure Trail)|Giovanni]], a local [[partisan]] who has given the Doctor and Sarah a hard time, confirms that there's a massive shipment of stolen art soon to pass through by [[train|rail]]. The Doctor proposes to blow the line. They do this, retrieve all the stolen art via a [[mule]] trail, and bring it all back to the TARDIS. The Time Lords send the TARDIS to [[1948]], where the Doctor offloads the art. To the Italian press, it seems as though the art has magically reappeared. One priest in [[Borosini]] knows it's ''not'' magic, but it's a secret he vows to take to his grave.
   
 
== Characters ==
 
== Characters ==
 
* [[Fourth Doctor]]
 
* [[Fourth Doctor]]
* [[Sarah-Jane Smith]]
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* [[Sarah Jane Smith]]
* [[Father]] [[Antonio (Treasure Trail)|Antonio]]
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* [[Father (title)|Father]] [[Antonio (Treasure Trail)|Antonio]]
 
* [[Giovanni (Treasure Trail)|Giovanni]]
 
* [[Giovanni (Treasure Trail)|Giovanni]]
 
* [[Paolo (Treasure Trail)|Paolo]]
 
* [[Paolo (Treasure Trail)|Paolo]]
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== References ==
 
== References ==
*This story makes no significant references to other [[DWU]] fiction.
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''to be added''
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== Notes ==
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* This story makes no significant references to other [[DWU]] fiction.
   
 
== Continuity ==
 
== Continuity ==
* The Doctor again used the writing on [[the TARDIS]]' [[police box]] exterior to prove he was from [[London]] in [[World War II]] when he meet [[Adolf Hitler]]. ([[DW]]: ''[[Let's Kill Hitler]]'')
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* The [[Eleventh Doctor]] again used the writing on the [[The Doctor's TARDIS|TARDIS]]' [[police box]] exterior to prove that he was from [[London]] when he met [[Adolf Hitler]] in [[Berlin]] in [[1938]]. ([[TV]]: ''[[Let's Kill Hitler (TV story)|Let's Kill Killer]]'')
   
== [[Fourth Doctor - Timeline|Timeline]] ==
 
* ''Treasure Trail'' takes place after [[TVC]]: ''[[Virus (comic story)|Virus]]''
 
* ''Treasure Trail'' takes place before [[TVC]]: ''[[Hubert's Folly (comic story)|Hubert's Folly]]''
 
 
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Treasure Trail was a 1976 TV Comic story that was published a couple of weeks after the conclusion of the debut of The Seeds of Doom on television.

Like several other Doctor Who stories, it was set in World War II. Unusually, however, it took place late in the war, about a month after the Battle of Monte Cassino, in a northern Italian village whose inhabitants were partisans. Of the many glimpses of World War II provided by Doctor Who, Treasure Trail may be the only one set amongst the Italian resistance.

Plot Edit

The Time Lords send the Fourth Doctor and Sarah-Jane on another mission without clear instructions. They find themselves under Nazi aircraft fire almost immediately upon disembarking the TARDIS. The Doctor's people have dumped them near the northern Italian town of Borosini in 1944.

Suspected by the local villagers of being Nazi spies, they are brought before the town's priest, Father Antonio. The Doctor convinces the priest they are English, using the writing on the TARDIS' police box exterior as proof. Any doubt about the pair's identity, however, is far less significant than that Goering's Nazis are entering the village. It seems they are after whatever artistic treasures they can find.

They storm into the church, and Antonio shows them the Raphael hanging in the knave. Impressed, Lieutenant Schuler spreads word of the painting up the Nazi chain of command. Meanwhile, the villagers fear that the Nazis will just steal their art as they've already done elsewhere in Europe.

Giovanni, a local partisan who has given the Doctor and Sarah a hard time, confirms that there's a massive shipment of stolen art soon to pass through by rail. The Doctor proposes to blow the line. They do this, retrieve all the stolen art via a mule trail, and bring it all back to the TARDIS. The Time Lords send the TARDIS to 1948, where the Doctor offloads the art. To the Italian press, it seems as though the art has magically reappeared. One priest in Borosini knows it's not magic, but it's a secret he vows to take to his grave.

Characters Edit

References Edit

to be added

Notes Edit

  • This story makes no significant references to other DWU fiction.

Continuity Edit

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