'National Treasures: Saving the Nation's Art in World War II' by Caroline Shenton
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An engrossing and uplifting story of how some of the greatest treasures from Britain's museum, gallery and library collections were protected and preserved during the darkest days of WWII.
As Hitler prepared to invade Poland during the summer of 1939, people from across London formulated plans to send the nation's treasures to safety, using stately homes, tube tunnels, slate mines, castles, prisons, stone quarries and even their own homes- as well as the tunnel near to the National Library of Wales
Caroline Shenton shares the interwoven lives of ordinary people who 'Kept calm and carried on' in the most extraordinary of circumstances.