The Monuments Men : Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
by Robert M Edsel , Bret Witter
Editor: Little Brown and Company
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At the same time, Adolf Hitler tried to take over the Western world, his armies were methodically seeking and dominating the most beautiful treasures of art in EuropeThe Führer had begun cataloguing art, he planned to collect as well as the art he was going to destroy: “degenerate” works he despisedIn a race against time behind enemy lines, often with bare hands, a special American and British force, museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called Human Momuments, risked their lives to scour Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of cultureFocusing on the eleven months between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments of Men and their impossible mission to save the world from the great art of Nazis
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