Art: Salutes in London

At the reopening of London's National Gallery last week, King, Queen and ordinary art lover saluted old friends as Rembrandt's Woman Bathing, Rubens' Judgment of Paris and Titian's Christ and Mary Magdalene. These and 47 other choice paintings were the first of the National Gallery's treasures to be returned to London from the 300-ft.-deep mountain caves near Blaenau Festiniog, Wales, where they had been stored since the blitz. What with shortages of transport, return of the entire collection will take about three months.

Plans for the evacuation were made before Munich, and they were being carried out as Chamberlain made his declaration...

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