Wonderful items from what was likely the largest treasure chest of exotic souvenirs found in the European theatre. I of course exclude the finds of gold and art which could not be taken home by the average GI.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
While certain U.S. Army civil affairs troops were devoted to the preservation of historical objects and works of art, especially those collections put in safety from the bombs and such, US soldiers, despite what George Clooney might believe, absconded with real historical art works and such in more than insignificant numbers. Looting, plunder, booty and war are all sides of the same thing.
These items gotten by O'Keefe in 1945 had no value at the time, and the value we assign to them is wholly in retrospect.
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Once again another wonderfull item and a thread worthy of pinning.
Thanks for sharing it here.
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that's a cracker of a item to have.
One of a kind item that today is a real treasure to collectors. Superior workmanship is obvious.