Saving the Light at Chartres

Saving the Light at Chartres

How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued during World War II

By Victor A. Pollak

Publisher: Stackpole Books

Imprint: Stackpole Books

How Chartres Cathedral and its priceless stained glass survived World War II’s widespread destruction of cultural monuments is one of the great stories of recent history. Victor Pollak tells the story of how the cathedral’s treasures were spared and how an American soldier, Col. Welborn Griffith Jr., helped save it from destruction.


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