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15 May 2015
One of the Monuments Men, George Stout, constructed a pulley to lift Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna out of a salt mine in Austria before taking it to back to Belgium. This is such a touching photograph: the child with a cushion behind his head. (Who knew that Anne Olivier Bell, as Anne Popham, who was later to edit Virginia Woolf’s diaries, was among the 350 Monuments Men?)
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