Saving Britain's Art Treasures from Hitler
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BeschreibungThis book explains for the first time the full story of the wartime adventures of Britain's greatest art treasures. At first the pictures and other artifacts were distributed amongst a number of large country houses. By mid 1940 circumstances transpired that made the country houses untenable. German air bases in northern France made the whole of Britain vulnerable. Eventually two deep underground repositories were constructed, one in Wales and one in Wiltshire, and by the end of 1942 virtuallv all the cultural heritaoe of the nation was concentrated there. Building and operation of these underground treasure houses did not, however, go smoothly, as described here.
PortraitNick McCamley is the author of the best selling Secret Underground City and Cold War Secret Nuclear Bunkers (both Leo Cooper). He is a foremost authority on the UK's secret installations and has even owned one such site. He lives near Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire near the Corsham underground complex.
Untertitel: Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2002
Seitenanzahl: 224 Seiten