Art: War in a Museum

For centuries Europe's almost continu ously warring countries have looted each other's art, or callously shattered what they did not loot, leaving the fragments to antiquarians and U.S. tourists. Last week the current concern with the fate of Euro pean art treasures led: <J

¶Prime Minister Churchill to select a committee whose postwar job will be to restore works of art looted by the Nazis.

Latest loot: Van Eyck's Adoration of the Lamb which was last week reported in Berchtesgaden.

¶The U.S. to rush recently completed "art" atlases to all Air forces staffs, in fantry and artillery commands in Italy. Orders will be...

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