World: Lost Treasures

During the "little blitz" early this year, the Germans cut loose with one characteristically short, severe raid on London's West End, landed a heavy bomb squarely in the street at the western end of Pall Mall, with a shower of explosives and incendiaries on nearby buildings.

Last week military authorities allowed correspondents to report the score: historic St. James's Palace damaged; several art dealers' shops (including famed Christie's) wrecked, with a loss of $2,000,000 worth of art treasures.

St. James's, which gave its name to the British royal court, was a residence of British sovereigns for 300 years (until Victoria selected Buckingham Palace),...

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