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

Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis / Gerri Chanel.
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940.5344 CHAN
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781785784453 (paperback)
Author Chanel, Gerri author.
Title Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis / Gerri Chanel.
Publisher/Date London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018.
©2014
Pagination etc. xix, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note 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 Musée du Louvre -- History -- 20th century
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
Shelf Location 940.5344 CHAN
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