Saving Mona Lisa: the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis

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Icon Books Ltd,
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2018.
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English
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In August 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 as part of the biggest museum evacuation 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 museum staff fought to keep the priceless treasures out of the hands of Hitler and his henchmen, often risking their lives to protect the country's artistic heritage. Saving Mona Lisa is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their struggle.
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subject_facet Art treasures in war -- France -- History -- 20th century, Cultural property -- Protection -- France -- History -- 20th century, France -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945, Musée du Louvre -- History -- 20th century, World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war
title_display Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis
title_full Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis / Gerri Chanel
title_short Saving Mona Lisa :
title_sub the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis
topic_facet Art treasures in war, Cultural property, History, Protection, World War, 1939-1945