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By Kenneth D. Alford

Looting has lengthy been famous as one of many crimes dedicated by means of the 3rd Reich in the course of global struggle II, against the law which stripped financial wealth and creative treasures from the populations the Nazis terrorized. This old textual content unearths the surprising volume of looting via Allied forces, exploring their thievery opposed to the Germans and others. It follows the adventure of the Hungarian Crown Treasure from a muddy oil drum in Austria to fortress Knox and again to Hungary, and discusses various misplaced treasures starting from helpful artwork works to infrequent manuscripts, together with the earliest recognized printing via the Gutenberg press.

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