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The monuments men

Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history

by Robert M. Edsel

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Allied Forces,
  • Art treasures in war,
  • Art and the war,
  • Confiscations and contributions,
  • Protection,
  • Cultural property,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Art thefts,
  • Destruction and pillage,
  • Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMonument men
    StatementRobert M. Edsel with Bret Witter
    ContributionsWitter, Bret, author
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD810.A7 E23 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 473 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages473
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27152147M
    ISBN 100316240052
    ISBN 109780316240055
    OCLC/WorldCa834439212


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“The thought came back to him, as it often did: To save the culture of your allies is a small thing. To cherish the culture of your enemy, to risk your life and the life of other men to save it, to give it all back to them as soon as the battle was won it was unheard of, but that was exactly what Walker Hancock and the other Monuments Men intended to do.”Cited by: Free download or read online The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History pdf (ePUB) book.

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I highly recommend both this book, which focuses on the Monuments Men's efforts in North Western Europe, and "Saving Italy" by the same author. The latter book also benefits from the excellent narration of Edoardo Ballerini, a bilingual reader with perfect American and Italian accents: names are pronounced correctly (he even does a pretty good.

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Edsel is also the co /5(K). An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from. The Monuments Men is a book that tells a story that has been long ignored.

The Monuments Men is a group of men and women who worked for the Monuments, Fine Art, and Archives, or MFAA during World War II in an effort to preserve fine art, documents, and monuments.

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The Monuments Men was adapted into a film starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, and Cate Blanchett. Edsel is the founder and president of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, which received the National Humanities Medal under President George W.

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