Nazi Plunder Great Treasure Stories of World War II by Kenneth D. Alford

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Published by Da Capo .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Antiques & Collectables,
  • European history: Second World War,
  • Second World War, 1939-1945,
  • Fine Arts (Specific Aspects),
  • World War II - Europe,
  • Art,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • Europe,
  • Europe - Germany,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • History : Europe - Germany,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Fine Arts

Edition Notes

Book details

ContributionsLarry C. Bush (Preface)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9771594M
ISBN 10030681241X
ISBN 109780306812415

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Plundering occurred from until the end of World War II, particularly by military units known as the Kunstschutz, although most plunder was acquired during the war. In addition.

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