Gerri Chanel

Gerri Chanel

As war loomed over Europe late in the summer of 1939, curators worked feverishly to protect not only the Mona Lisa, but other masterpieces housed in the Louvre. The story of how the world’s most famous painting and other precious works of art survived World War II and Hitler’s henchmen is recounted in the book, Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II. Researched and written by Gerri Chanel, this is a compelling story of art, beauty, intrigue, drama, determination and remarkable courage that saved France’s precious art collection.

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