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The Resource 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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Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis
Title
Saving Mona Lisa
Title remainder
the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis
Statement of responsibility
Gerri Chanel
Title variation
Battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
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Chanel, Gerri
Dewey number
940
LC call number
N9165.F8
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  • Musée du Louvre
  • Art treasures in war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cultural property
  • France
Label
Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis, Gerri Chanel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: From war to war - Fall 1187 to Summer 1938 -- Protecting Paris, protecting art -- World War I -- Drums of another war -- Part II: Into exile - Fall 1938 to Spring 1940 -- Final Preparations -- How to move a masterpiece -- Chambord -- Cheverny -- Courtalain -- Valencay -- Part III: Exodus, art And occupiers - Spring 1940 to Fall 1942 -- Exodus -- Debacle -- Occupiers with an eye for art -- Loc-Dieu Abbey -- Valencay at war -- Paris -- Montauban, 1941 -- Chateau de Sourches -- Montauban, 1942 -- Part IV: New borders, New battles - November 1942 to December 1943 -- Insincere intentions -- Chateau de Montal -- A Chateau Life -- Resistance -- Thieves and spies -- From heaven and earth -- Friends and enemies -- Part V: Dange, hope and freedom - January 1944 to August 1944 -- Cat and mouse -- Rough road toward freedom -- Insurrection -- Retreat and retribution -- Liberation -- Part VI: Homecoming - August 1944 to October 1947 -- Last echoes of war -- Coming home
Control code
sky293729110
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 377 pages
Isbn
9781785784453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 01/19
Original version note
Originally published: New York: Heliopa Press, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimile, photographs
Label
Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures from the Nazis, Gerri Chanel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: From war to war - Fall 1187 to Summer 1938 -- Protecting Paris, protecting art -- World War I -- Drums of another war -- Part II: Into exile - Fall 1938 to Spring 1940 -- Final Preparations -- How to move a masterpiece -- Chambord -- Cheverny -- Courtalain -- Valencay -- Part III: Exodus, art And occupiers - Spring 1940 to Fall 1942 -- Exodus -- Debacle -- Occupiers with an eye for art -- Loc-Dieu Abbey -- Valencay at war -- Paris -- Montauban, 1941 -- Chateau de Sourches -- Montauban, 1942 -- Part IV: New borders, New battles - November 1942 to December 1943 -- Insincere intentions -- Chateau de Montal -- A Chateau Life -- Resistance -- Thieves and spies -- From heaven and earth -- Friends and enemies -- Part V: Dange, hope and freedom - January 1944 to August 1944 -- Cat and mouse -- Rough road toward freedom -- Insurrection -- Retreat and retribution -- Liberation -- Part VI: Homecoming - August 1944 to October 1947 -- Last echoes of war -- Coming home
Control code
sky293729110
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 377 pages
Isbn
9781785784453
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
jtv 01/19
Original version note
Originally published: New York: Heliopa Press, 2014.
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits, facsimile, photographs

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