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The Spoils of World War II: The American Military's Role in the Stealing Europe's Treasures
Van Evek's Ghent Altarpiece, Michaelangelo's Madonna and Child, Van Dyke's Portrait of a Man With Neck Frill; what happened to these celebrated artworks and other treasures procured by the Third Reich during the thirties and forties? The Spoils of World War II answers that question while telling a remarkable story of greed and avarice, with war-torn Europe as its backdrop. ...more
Hardcover, 292 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Carol Publishing Corporation
(first published March 2nd 1994)
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The Spoils of World War II: The American Military's Role in the Stealing of Europe's Treasures by Kenneth D. Alford (Birch Lane Press 1994) (709.4) offers enlightenment on the issues arising from the dispostion of plunder from a defeated people or territory. This volume focuses largely on the famous "Hungarian gold train." The takeaway: sometimes you can't tell who your allies will turn out to be. My rating: 7/10, finished 12/2/13.