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Book Nook: Saving the Light at Chartres - How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued During World War II by Victor A. Pollak

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"Saving the Light at Chartres - How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued During World War II" by Victor A. Pollak

There are some very beautiful cathedrals in France. One of the the most striking structures is the 12th century cathedral in the city of Chartres. Some of the most spectacular features of this building are the massive stained glass windows that date back 800 years. Two world wars posed destructive threats to the cathedrals of France. If the cathedral at Chartres had been subjected to bombardment by artillery or aerial bombing those precious, incredibly fragile windows could have been destroyed. It took a miracle and lots of hard work and heroism to preserve them.

In his book "Saving the Light at Chartres - How the Great Cathedral and Its Stained-Glass Treasures Were Rescued During World War II" Victor A. Pollak details some determined efforts by the citizens of Chartres and the courageous intervention of an American soldier who during World War Two took it upon himself to protect the building from harm.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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