Art type: Militaria

Historian Charged In Federal Court With Theft Of Government Records From The National Archives

(United States of America)

Southern Maryland News Net, 15th Jun 2017.

Nader Shah's sword stolen from Russian museum

(Iran; Russia)

Tehran Times, 14th Jun 2017.

Historian Allegedly Stole WWII Dog Tags From National Archives

(United States of America)

Tyler Waldman, WBAL, 13th Jun 2017.

World War II Veteran Robbed Of Priceless Military Memorabilia

(United States of America)

CBS, 12th Jun 2017.

Vietnam memorial wall in Venice restored

(United States of America)

Mario Ramirez, Fox, 29th May 2017.

Purple Heart marker recovered

(United States of America)

Nikki Younk, The Daily News, 26th May 2017.

2 Arrests Made in Theft of Nazi Memorabilia, Other Items

(United States of America)

Associated Press, U.S. News, 26th May 2017.

Two arrested after theft of rare artifacts near Barnesville, Minn.

(United States of America)

Jim Monk, KFGO, 25th May 2017.

Dam Buster's family appeal for help to trace stolen airman's logbook

(United Kingdom; Canada)

Sally Wardle, Irish News, 20th May 2017.

New short film honours return of Northland chief Te Pahis medal

(New Zealand)

Mānia Clarke, Maori Television, 30th Apr 2017.

War memorabilia disappears from Naples Airport museum

(United States of America)

Ashley Collins, Naples News, 29th Apr 2017.

Theft of military memorabilia at Naples museum

(United States of America)

Karl Fortier, Fox, 26th Apr 2017.

Hope for families of Anzac heroes fighting for decades to retrieve World War 1 diaries

(New Zealand)

Jessica Long,, 23rd Apr 2017.

Treasured wartime documents returned


Bill Kaufmann, Nanton News, 20th Apr 2017.

Descendants of Kiwi soldiers who fought at Gallipoli believe WW1 diaries were stolen

(New Zealand; United Kingdom)

Jessica Long,, 15th Apr 2017.

How a Rancho Cucamonga traffic stop lead to the recovery of this Tuskegee Airman's bust

(United States of America)

Doug Saunders, Daily Bulletin, 13th Apr 2017.

WW1 watch stolen from Blyth museum

(United Kingdom)

ITV, 11th Apr 2017.

Thieves steal war memorabilia


Dominique Baynes, The West Australian, 28th Mar 2017.

What Should You Do With Your Father's Nazi Keepsake?

(United States of America; Germany)

Kwame Anthony Appiah, The New York Times, 22nd Mar 2017.

Why the fuss over de Valette's dagger?

(Malta; France)

Sarah Carabott, Times of Malta, 18th Mar 2017.

WWII vet hopes Japanese flag can be given to owner's family

(United States of America; Japan)

Kim Briggeman, The Daily Astorian, 13th Mar 2017.

Crosses under grave threat

(South Africa)

Andrew Unsworth, Times Live, 13th Mar 2017.

Police Raid Artist's Berlin Studio, Confiscate Artwork


Isaac Kaplan, Artsy, 10th Mar 2017.

Three iron crosses honoring Confederate veterans have been stolen from historic Sheldon church near Beaufort

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen, The Post and Courier, 6th Mar 2017.

Tres detenidos por robar a la familia Borbón-Dos Sicilias


Three arrested for theft from the Borbón-Dos Sicilias family

Noticias de Gipuzkoa, 6th Mar 2017.

Ghost ships: why are World War II naval wrecks vanishing in Indonesia?


Natali Pearson, The Conversation, 26th Feb 2017.

The Grand Master's dagger


Petra Caruana Dingli, Times of Malta, 26th Feb 2017.

Stolen Civil War guns aren't the only historic guns Pennsylvania city is missing

(United States of America)

Fox, 26th Feb 2017.

Sabah to probe whether UMS salvage work broke law

(Malaysia; Japan)

Avila Geraldine, The Straits Times, 20th Feb 2017.

A year later, questions still unanswered in Civil War museum gun theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis, ABC United States, 17th Feb 2017.

Sabah plans new rules on sea salvage after WWII wreck controversy


Julia Chan, The Malay Mail, 16th Feb 2017.

Greek police arrest 81-year-old ex-poultry baron for undeclared antiquities


Tornos News, 15th Feb 2017.

'Salvaging okayed after getting feedback from agencies'


New Straits Times, 10th Feb 2017.

World War II Shipwrecks Are Vanishing at a Disturbing Rate

(Malaysia; Netherlands; Japan)

George Dvorsky, Gizmodo, 10th Feb 2017.

Indonesia and Australia battle to save WWII shipwreck HMAS Perth from salvagers

(Australia; Indonesia)

Jewel Topsfield, Western Advocate, 10th Feb 2017.

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

(Malaysia; Japan)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 9th Feb 2017.

HMAS Perth at mercy of scavengers 75 years after being sunk


Jewel Topsfield, WA Today, 28th Jan 2017.

Former Harrisburg mayor Stephen Reed gets probation, small fine in stolen artifacts case

(United States of America)

Jason Scott, Central Penn Business Journal, 27th Jan 2017.

'Almost pathological preoccupation' with Wild West artifacts may land ex-Harrisburg mayor in prison

(United States of America)

The Washington Post, TribLive, 26th Jan 2017.

Ex-Mayor Reed admits carelessness, not criminality, in pleading guilty to stealing city artifacts

(United States of America)

Matt Miller, Penn Live, 23rd Jan 2017.

Pennsylvania mayor due in court over hoard of wild west memorabilia

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Guardian, 22nd Jan 2017.

Man who stole Dambuster hero's mission book also took hundreds of items from the National Archives to sell in the US

(United Kingdom)

Nicola Harley, The Telegraph, 13th Jan 2017.

WWII US bomber highlights threat of treasure hunters to Czech heritage

(Czech Republic)

Chris Johnstone, Radio Praha, 11th Jan 2017.

Vandals deface U'hage's newly returned cannon

(South Africa)

Tremaine van Aardt, Herald Live, 11th Jan 2017.

Old Bedford Village gains national attention after historic rifles were stolen

(United States of America)

Katie O'Toole, WJAC, 29th Dec 2016.

Five arrested after war medals were 'stolen' from home in Blandford

(United Kingdom)

Alex Winter, Bournemouth Echo, 22nd Dec 2016.

The medal detective

(United Kingdom)

Vibeke Venema, BBC News, 21st Dec 2016.

Waiouru medal thief recalled to prison after starting online escort service

(New Zealand)

Hannah Martin,, 20th Dec 2016.

6 antique long rifles stolen from Bedford County museum

(United States of America)

Paul Peirce, TribLive, 19th Dec 2016.

Pa. man allegedly stole Nazi memorabilia from Canfield veterans museum

(United States of America)

Jordan Grzelewski,, 13th Dec 2016.

New Exhibition Shows Poland Using Jewish Gravestones to Build Walls, Sidewalks, Playgrounds

(Poland; United States of America)

JNi.Media, The Jewish Press, 13th Dec 2016.

British war veteran appeals for stolen service medals to be returned

(New Zealand)

Catrin Owen,, 9th Dec 2016.

Gate Stolen From Dachau Concentration Camp Recovered in Norway


Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 6th Dec 2016.

Stolen Dachau concentration camp gate may have been found in Norway


Karla Pequenino, CNN, 2nd Dec 2016.

Divers looted wrecks of sunken ships in Scapa Flow: Men fined in "first of its kind" case

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Sarah Bruce, The Press and Journal, 30th Nov 2016.

Divers fined for raiding sunken German warships at Scapa Flow

(United Kingdom; Germany)

BBC News, 29th Nov 2016.

Jakarta to help probe disappearance of Dutch WWII shipwrecks deemed war graves

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

The Japan Times, 24th Nov 2016.

Holocaust Museum Says Calls to Donate Nazi Memorabilia are 'Skyrocketing'

(United States of America)

Sarah Emerson, Vice, 23rd Nov 2016.

London Colney aircraft museum has stolen propeller replaced - 11 years after it was taken

(United Kingdom)

Sophie Crockett, The Herts Advertiser, 19th Nov 2016.

British second world war shipwrecks in Java Sea destroyed by illegal scavenging

(Indonesia; United Kingdom)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

Mystery as wrecks of three Dutch WWII ships vanish from Java seabed

(Indonesia; Netherlands)

Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 16th Nov 2016.

DNR cracks down on fossil hunters

(United States of America)

Bo Petersen, The Charlotte Observer, 12th Nov 2016.

Students questioned over cenotaph graffiti


John Law, Well and Tribune, 1st Nov 2016.

Thief in Waiouru medal heist that 'shocked the nation' denied parole

(New Zealand)

Josh Fagan,, 28th Oct 2016.

Hundreds of pounds worth of First World War memorabilia stolen from museum

(United Kingdom)

Steph Brawn, Lancashire Telegraph, 26th Oct 2016.

European Parliament bungles shipment of Nazi artifacts


Tara Palmeri, Politico, 19th Oct 2016.

Educators find silver lining in Fort Ellis looting

(United States of America)

Lewis Kendall, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, 16th Oct 2016.

Pub manager appeals for help to recover father's war medals after raid on The Aviator at Queenborough Corner

(United Kingdom)

Chloe Holmwood, Kent Online, 11th Oct 2016.

Crime & The Courts: Stolen Nazi flag's value not just historical

(United States of America)

Kimball Perry, The Columbus Dispatch, 8th Oct 2016.

Ancient Egyptian artefacts and old weapons stolen from museum at Biel House, Stenton

(United Kingdom)

East Lothian Courier, 6th Oct 2016.

Greenpoint's USS Monitor trail marker stolen

(United States of America)

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 5th Oct 2016.

Should It Be Illegal To Buy And Sell Purple Hearts? One Congressman Thinks So

(United States of America)

Sarah Sicard, Task and Purpose, 4th Oct 2016.

Treasure trove' of war photos, medals and memorabilia found among stolen loot in a thief's house - as police seek help to find the owners


Ollie Gillman, The Daily Mail, 22nd Sep 2016.

St Albans military collector Alan Tissington avoids jail after ammunition discovered at his home

(United Kingdom)

Debbie White, The Herts Advertiser, 22nd Sep 2016.

Battle of Jutland war graves 'vandalised' by illegal metal scavengers

(Denmark; United Kingdom; Germany)

Robert Booth, The Guardian, 18th Sep 2016.

Call for action as Battle of Kinsale tourist signs stolen


Eoin English, Irish Examiner, 6th Sep 2016.

Sen. Cornyn replaces military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth

(United States of America)

Liz Farmer, Dallas News, 6th Sep 2016.

Rise of the Nazi-Grave Robbers

(Poland; Germany)

Thomas Rogers, Bloomberg, 23rd Aug 2016.

Civil War Pistol Stolen From Nebraska City Museum

(United States of America)

News Channel Nebraska, 15th Aug 2016.

St Peter Mancroft memorial desecrated after "disgraceful" theft

(United Kingdom)

David Hannant, Eastern Daily Press, 13th Aug 2016.

Dacoit gang busted, 4 held


Express News Service, The New Indian Express, 1st Aug 2016.

The man who stole Pompey's medals


Caleb Cluff, Bombala Times, 24th Jul 2016.

Rocks stolen from Gettysburg Battlefield are cursed, repentant thieves confess

(United States of America)

Mari A. Schaefer,, 15th Jul 2016.

Staff devastated after Civil War artifacts stolen from historic site

(United States of America)

WECT, 12th Jul 2016.

Break-in shuts Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson down until Tuesday

(United States of America)

WETC, 10th Jul 2016.

Vandals steal items from World War II memorial in Fall River

(United States of America)

Neil Remiesiewicz, WPRI, 3rd Jul 2016.

Uniform, military medals of late WWII POW stolen from his family in Fort Worth

(United States of America)

Liz Farmer, The Dallas Morning News, 29th Jun 2016.

Central Security Department in Tripoli retrieves artifacts stolen from Tripoli's Old Town


The Libya Observer, 24th Jun 2016.

War hero's medals stolen from son on the train returning from his funeral

(United Kingdom)

Tristan Cork, Bristol Post, 19th Jun 2016.

Spoils of War: Black market robust for military artifacts stolen from public displays

(United States of America)

Cristina Corbin, Fox, 4th Jun 2016.

Rangers hunt looters who desecrated Civil War battlefield

(United States of America)

Bruce Leshan, WUSA, 30th May 2016.

Veterans sites in 3 states damaged ahead of Memorial Day

(United States of America)

CBS, 28th May 2016.

Civil War battlefield looted, described as 'crime scene'

(United States of America)

Andreas Preuss, CNN, 28th May 2016.

'An affront to the memory of people who fought': Looters dig up a Civil War battlefield

(United States of America)

Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post, 28th May 2016.

Old Fort burglarized in Fort Madison, Iowa

(United States of America)

Jeff Whitten, KWQC, 24th May 2016.

First World War sea graves hit by 'industrial-scale looting'

(United Kingdom; Germany; Denmark)

Mark Duell, The Daily Mail, 23rd May 2016.

Man buys stolen World War I cannon without knowing

(United States of America)

Daniel Francis, Pulse, 14th May 2016.

Vandalized Bronx WWI Statue To Be Renovated and Returned to Post by 2017

(United States of America)

Eddie Small, DNA Info, 5th May 2016.

Lost-and-found dagger a symbol of Nehruvian era


Richi Verma, The Times of India, 29th Apr 2016.

Dagger Stolen From Nehru Memorial Museum Recovered, 2 Held


Press Trust of India, NDTV, 28th Apr 2016.

Burglars show 'act of humanity' in returning 100 year old medals

(United Kingdom)

David Whelan, Belfast Media Group, 27th Apr 2016.

Man spent $44.5K on Confederate jacket; New Orleans museum says it was stolen

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Times-Picayune, 4th Apr 2016.

Verdun: le désolant business des pilleurs de cadavres


Stéphane Kovacs, Le Figaro, 4th Apr 2016.

2 swords stolen from Rabindranath's Kuthibari


UNB, Prothom Alo, 3rd Apr 2016.

Confederate jacket sparks dispute between Alabama collector, museum

(United States of America)

Associated Press, The Times Free Press, 28th Mar 2016.

World War I message that told troops conflict was over is stolen

(United Kingdom)

Dean Kirby, The Independent, 10th Mar 2016.

Museum officials disagree over security issues that led to pistol theft

(United States of America)

Chris Davis, ABC United States, 27th Feb 2016.

Alarm system disconnected at National Civil War Museum prior to burglary

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel, Penn Live, 25th Feb 2016.

Guns stolen in Civil War Museum heist came from NRA exhibit

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel, Penn Live, 17th Feb 2016.

Guns stolen in curious burglary are 'one of a kind': National Civil War Museum official

(United States of America)

Christine Vendel, Penn Live, 15th Feb 2016.

Burglary investigation underway at Harrisburg's National Civil War Museum

(United States of America)

Dave Marcheskie, ABC United States, 14th Feb 2016.

Former Tory councillor convicted of stealing World War Two hero's bravery honour 'to pay mortgage' escapes jail

(United Kingdom)

Mike Lockley, Mirror, 11th Feb 2016.

Channel 5 accused of supporting 'grave-robbing' over TV show Battlefield Recovery

(United Kingdom)

David Barnett, The Guardian, 8th Jan 2016.

Staffordshire Regiment Museum tracks down medals stolen from display 40 years ago

(United Kingdom)

Tamworth Herald, 2nd Jan 2016.

Country's 'one of a kind' cannon is stolen from garden

(United Kingdom)

Lauren Howard, Daily Echo, 2nd Jan 2016.

£21,000 of war medals stolen in museum raid remain missing three years on

(United Kingdom)

Neil Vowles, The Argus, 30th Dec 2015.

Delight as Staffordshire Regiment's medals returned 40 years after they were stolen

(United Kingdom)

Lichfield Mercury, 21st Dec 2015.

After 53 years, Kashmir gets back some of its rare artefacts


Haroon Mirani, Greater Kashmir, 20th Dec 2015.

Police: Man stole cannonball, other artifacts

(United States of America)

Chris Cappella, The Evening Sun, 15th Dec 2015.

Closing the book on John Mark Tillmann's stolen antiques


Aaron Hutchins, Maclean's, 14th Dec 2015.

Machine gun stolen from military museum on Veterans Day

(United States of America)

Candace Hopkins, KRQE News, 19th Nov 2015.

Stolen medals resurface in time for Remembrance Day


Mark McNeil, The Hamilton Spectator, 10th Nov 2015.

Police trace stolen WW1 East Surrey regimental colours

(United Kingdom)

Surry Mirror, 8th Nov 2015.

MMEA To Return Seized Artefacts From Warship To British Government

(Malaysia; United Kingdom)

Bernama, 6th Nov 2015.

Woman offers to replace stolen Washington Irving medallion

(United States of America)

Kevin Phelan, Lohud, 23rd Oct 2015.

Search for Dundee museum thieves continues

(South Africa)

Zongile Mthimkhulu, East Coast Radio, 16th Oct 2015.

Priceless treasure stolen from KZN museum

(South Africa)

IOL, 15th Oct 2015.

Harsher penalties for thieves targeting war memorials

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 6th Oct 2015.

Audit Shows Possible Threat To Museum Artifacts

(United States of America)

Mark Bellinger, News Channel 5, 5th Oct 2015.

War medals stolen from 90 year-old man in Shoeburyness burglary

(United Kingdom)

ITV News, 17th Sep 2015.

Thief steals war memorial plaque featuring his great-grandfather's name and tries to sell it for scrap

(United Kingdom)

Colin McNeill, The Herald, 31st Aug 2015.

Sticky fingers deprive city of special artifacts, from cannons to 300-pound sculptures


Alison Shouldice, The Star, 30th Aug 2015.

WWI cannon stolen from Michigan VFW post: Vets fear cannon sold for scrap

(United States of America)

Marilissa Sachteleben, Examiner, 28th Aug 2015.

Renowned blade stolen years ago to go on display in home area


Taro Mizoguchi, The Asahi Shimbun, 23rd Aug 2015.

Disabled Reservoir pensioner reunited with father's stolen war medals after harrowing ordeal


Harrison Tippet, The Advertiser, 18th Aug 2015.

Museum's gun stolen from atop car

(United States of America)

Elliott Jones, TCPalm, 16th Aug 2015.

Relic hunters vital but troublesome for Civil War history

(United States of America)

Ben Benton, Times Free Press, 6th Aug 2015.

Men Get Jail Term For Digging Up Civil War Artifacts

(United States of America)

WDEF, 5th Aug 2015.

Thief steals plaque memorializing 1944 plane crash that Merriam historian worked decades to have installed

(United States of America)

Jay Senter, Prairie Village Post, 3rd Aug 2015.

Charity money and medals stolen in Ramsgate Maritime Museum raid

(United Kingdom)

Tom Barnes, Isle of Thanet Gazette, 29th Jul 2015.

Federal suit over Ulysses S. Grant's coat, cup dismissed

(United States of America)

Steve Marroni, The Patriot News, 28th Jul 2015.

WWII Purple Heart Medals return home

(United States of America)

Randall Stillinger, DVIDS, 24th Jul 2015.

"When they are destroyed they are gone permanently": Museum asks detectorists not to melt Civil War musket and cannon balls

(United Kingdom)

Ben Miller, Culture 24, 16th Jul 2015.

Elderly man, 73, left 'devastated' by theft of World War Two Jeep from Imperial War Museum, Duxford

(United Kingdom)

Cambridge News, 15th Jul 2015.

Theft won't destroy Napoleon's connection to Mt Martha homestead


Sarah Hudson, The Weekly Times, 8th Jul 2015.

Adirondack Town Mystery: Who Stole Marker for a Civil War Photographer?

(United States of America)

Paul Post, The New York Times, 6th Jul 2015.

Second World War tank and anti-aircraft gun found hidden in basement of villa in Germany


Melanie Hall, The Telegraph, 3rd Jul 2015.

A $100,000 Eagle Finial

(United States of America)

Maine Antique Digest, 2nd Jul 2015.

Outrage after "disgusting" thieves steal massive veterans' memorial from Calgary cemetery


Michael Platt, Calgary Sun, 28th Jun 2015.

U-boat propeller returned to Germany

(United Kingdom; Germany)

Belfast Telegraph, 16th Jun 2015.

Robaron una réplica del sable corvo de San Martín y lo busca Interpol


Replica of the curve sword of San Martín stolen, Interpol looking for it

Roxana Badaloni, Clarín, 12th Jun 2015.

SA Police search for Boer War artefacts, papers stolen from State Library


The Advertiser, Perth Now, 12th Jun 2015.

Trio held for gun stolen from police museum

(South Africa)

Diek Lotriet, News24, 5th Jun 2015.

Nathan Bedford Forrest bust back in Alabama cemetery

(United States of America)

Erin Edgemon,, 26th May 2015.

A Dark Niche Emerges in German Market: Nazi Art


Harriet Torry, The Wall Street Journal, 26th May 2015.

Museum gets hit with second theft

(United States of America)

Jessica Shumaker, News-Press, 21st May 2015.

Se recuperó armamento robado del museo Forestal de Villa Ana


Weapons stolen from the Villa Ana Forestry Museum recovered

Amanecer, 17th May 2015.

Gardner Museum announces reward for single item stolen in heist

(United States of America)

Shelley Murphy, The Boston Globe, 12th May 2015.

Thief targets Nazi memorabilia in Red Deer Antique Mall theft


Kyle Morris, 630 CHED, 8th May 2015.

Thief targets Nazi memorabilia in Red Deer Antique Mall theft


Kyle Morris, 630 CHED, 8th May 2015.

RJ Mitchell cigarette case returned to Solent Sky Museum

(United Kingdom)

BBC News, 4th Apr 2015.

Florida man admits he was trying to sell guns he thought belonged to Saddam Hussein

(United States of America)

Mark Berman, The Washington Post, 25th Mar 2015.

Wickenby Museum removes Icarus figure from war memorial for fear of theft

(United Kingdom)

Lincolnshire Echo, 18th Mar 2015.

Thieves steal nine ceremonial uniforms

(United Kingdom)

The Herald, 3rd Sep 2014.

Experts seek to save Haiti's archaeological sites

(Haiti), 31st Aug 2014.

Barbed wire from Auschwitz found in tourists' suitcase


Edward Wight, The Times of Israel, 31st Mar 2014.

National Geographic Channel Pulls 'Nazi War Diggers' Series

(United States of America)

Tom Mashberg, The New York Times, 31st Mar 2014.