Tag: World War II

Art Loss Register Returns Bust To London Church

| July 19, 2011 | 0 Comments

In early 1941, the German Luftwaffe carried out a sustained, strategic bombing campaign across the city of London. For 76 consecutive nights, bombs rained down on the country's capital severely damaging more than one million buildings, among them the mediaeval church of St Olave Hart Street. St Olave's, the resting place of famous diarist Samuel […]

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Statue looted from London church in the Blitz returned

| July 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

A treasured 17th-century statue that was looted from one of London's last-surviving medieval churches during the Blitz has been returned to its rightful owners more than 70 years after it disappeared. The work, a sculpted and painted likeness of Dr Peter Turner, an eminent 17th-century botanist and physician at London's St Bartholomew's hospital, was stolen […]

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