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Packing up the Nation
Dr Caroline Shenton Wednesday 17 June 2020

1939 was a sweltering summer. It was also a threatening one as war was now a certainty. In a race against time, extraordinary plans were hatched to spirit London’s great art collections to safety – in mines, quarries, tube tunnels, remote country houses, indeed anywhere, however unlikely, that could offer sanctuary. The story of how these top-secret plans were achieved is a thrilling and sometimes hilarious one of heroism, eccentricity and dedication.