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Author Alford, Kenneth D.

Title Allied looting in World War II : thefts of art, manuscripts, stamps and jewelry in Europe / Kenneth D. Alford ; foreword by Sidney D. Kirkpatrick.

Publication Info. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2011]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  940.5412 ALF    AVAILABLE
Description ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Summary "This text addresses the often-overlooked practice of Allied looting. This book follows the journey of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from muddy oil drum in Austria to Fort Knox and back to Austria. Numerous lost treasures are discussed, including Raphael's Portrait of a Young Man, and lost manuscripts, including the earliest known printing by the Gutenberg press"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Stealing a trove of stamps -- A passion for Lucas Cranach paintings -- Plundering priceless manuscripts -- The Schwarzburg Castle -- Vignettes of looting -- Looting from Hungary in World War II.
Subject Allied Forces -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Destruction and pillage.
Pillage -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Theft -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Art thefts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Art treasures in war -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Jewelry theft -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Manuscripts -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Postage stamps -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Lost articles -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Allied looting in World War 2
Allied looting in World War Two
ISBN 9780786460533 (softcover) (alkaline paper)
0786460539 (softcover) (alkaline paper)

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