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Lalique Poignant Moment: An Elderly White Mustached Rene Lalique Rushes To Wingen To Save What He Can As War Spreads

Rene Lalique With White MustacheRene Lalique Arrives To Find Soldiers At The Gates Of His Wingen Lalique Glass Factory: It’s September 1939. The Germans are on the march, having invaded Poland on September 1st, and war is thought iikely to spread throughout Europe. Near the Maginot Line in eastern France, towns are evacuated as France prepares for the invasion everyone knows is coming. A 79 year old white mustached Rene Lalique rushes from Paris to Wingen to try to save countless objects, molds, and materials before it all disappears in the sweep and chaos of war. Read about it at the Time Magazine website from Time Magazine’s October 30, 1939 issue. The original Time Magazine Issue of October 30, 1939, and lots of other great Rene Lalique related historical items, are available for purchase in the Lalique Library Section on Period Magazines, Auction and Exhibition Catalogues which contain R Lalique information, here at RLalique.com

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