The Resource The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961: : a Polish-Canadian story, Gordon Swoger, (ebook)

The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961: : a Polish-Canadian story, Gordon Swoger, (ebook)

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The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961: : a Polish-Canadian story
Title
The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961:
Title remainder
a Polish-Canadian story
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Swoger
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Language
eng
Summary
The Strange Odyssey of Poland's National Treasures, 1939-1961 tells the story of the Polish national treasures -their evacuation from their homeland under perilous conditions after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939 and their subsequent removal to western Europe and then to Canada. At the end of the war two Polish governments, a Communist one in Warsaw and a non-Communist one in London, vied for control of the national treasures. Before long the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, the RCMP, and the Canadian and Quebec governments all became involved in the desperate hide-and-seek confrontation between the two Polish governments. Eventually, in February 1961, the release of the historic treasures was negotiated and they were returned to their native land, twenty-two years after their wartime departure. It was indeed a long voyage home!
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Midwest
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Swoger, Gordon
Dewey number
940.53/1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Art treasures in war
  • Art treasures in war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Cultural property
  • Poland
  • Canada
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adult
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The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961: : a Polish-Canadian story, Gordon Swoger, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781554880263
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11809963
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remote
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11809963
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MWT11809963
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The strange odyssey of Poland's national treasures, 1939-1961: : a Polish-Canadian story, Gordon Swoger, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554880263
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11809963
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11809963
System control number
MWT11809963
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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