November 2009 | Rebecca Rego Barry

Happy Returns

In this month's Fine Books, writer Chris Lancette reports the story of World War II veteran Robert Thomas, who returned two sixteenth-century books to Germany last month. He took the volumes from a salt mine during his tour with Patton's Third Army.

The Washington Post also covered the story and provided a one-minute video clip of Thomas talking about his decision.

(Video by Michael Ruane/Edited by Ernesto Bailey/The Washington Post)