WWII letter found in Louis XV desk at Versailles

Published on January 12th, 2012 | by Sevaan Franks

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Staff members working at the Palace of Versailles in France have found a letter written during the Nazi-occupation of the country inside a Louis XV desk.

The letter, released this week by the chateau, details restoration work on the desk during the war. The restorer says he wrote the note after he finished the work – just as Paris was being liberated from the Nazis in August 1944.

The letter was found in one of the desk’s many small drawers, which can be opened only by a complex mechanical system of secret buttons and locks considered cutting-edge in its day.

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Story: 3News | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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