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Author Chanel, Gerri, author.

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

Publication Info. London : Icon Books Ltd, 2018.
©2014
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  940.53 CHA    DUE 08-14-21
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Description xix, 377 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Note Includes index.
Originally published: New York: Heliopa Press, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-370).
Summary 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.
ISBN 9781785784163
1785784161
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