Tag: WW2

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honour our losses – as well as inspiring creative ideas and cultural events.  The Bridgeman archive holds a wealth of images and clips of, and relating to, many of 2016’s major anniversaries. See highlights of the biggest commemorative dates below and visit Bridgeman’s archival calendar for many more.   Bicentenary  anniversary of Charlotte…

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With a bevy of egregious art thefts around the world, and the upcoming film, “Monuments Men”, about WWII Nazi-looted art, we list the most infamous art heists in history, using images from the archive. The Real ‘Monuments Men’ and Nazi-Looted Art The upcoming ‘Monuments Men’ film, directed by and starring George Clooney, will premier on 7 February 2014. The plot tracks the attempts of museum…

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Throughout World War II, The Council on books in Wartime distributed almost 123 million paperback editions of classic literary titles to American troops overseas. Battling against the disapproval of the American publishing houses, within a couple of years, the Council had inspired thousands with the thrill of a good book. Cheap mysteries to literary classics Before the war, books were a luxury item and scarcely…

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