American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Gettysburg Address

On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington’s Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler’s armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent’s historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country’s valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrap…

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