70th Anniversary of the Near Destruction of ‘The Last Supper’

August 15th, 2013 | 10:12 am

Earlier this summer I sat down with my friend Nick Mueller, President and CEO of the National WWII Museum, and discussed measures taken to preserve works of art in Italy during the war, including the precautions that ultimately saved ‘The Last Supper’ in Milan from destruction during the August 15/16, 1943 raid.

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  1. [...] one of the most amazing stories from WWII, da Vinci’s “Last Supper” was threatened by the Allies bombing Milan in August 1943. The mural is on the refectory wall of the convent at Santa Maria delle Grazie, and was saved by [...]

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