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The National Gallery at War

  • David Saunders (a1)


With the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, Britain found herself involved in a European war for the first time in nearly a century. The National Gallery had thus been immune to the possibility of attack by hostile forces, although it is interesting to note that when war was declared, the Gallery had only recently reopened to the public following an attack on a Bellini by a suffragette.



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