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War & Art.  Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

War & Art. Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage During World War I

| January 30, 2015

During the First World War even Italy’s historical and artistic heritage became a powerful propaganda tool for the country affected by the war. The art and beauty destroyed during air raids or land battles were further proof of the “enemy’s barbarity.” The planned or accidental destruction of artistic monuments had already been condemned by France […]

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