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Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis / Gerri Chanel.

Chanel, Gerri, (author.).
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 940.531 CHA (Text) 37323005365070 NEW-BKS Checked out 12/29/2018
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 940.531 CHA (Text) 31951004359755 Main Floor - New Arrivals Checked out 12/28/2018
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester 940.531 CHA (Text) 76682000147941 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 12/19/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781785784163
  • ISBN: 1785784161
  • Physical Description: xix, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018.

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Includes index.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
In 1939, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. So began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, the Louvre's staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of enemy hands, often risking their lives to protect the country's artistic heritage. This is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their battle.
Subject: Art treasures in war > France > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > Art and the war.
Cultural property > Protection > France > History > 20th century.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945.

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