The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

By | January 24, 2020
The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History Author Robert M. Edsel
ISBN-10 1599951509
ISBN-13 9781599951508
Year 2010-09-17
Pages 512
Language English
Publisher Center Street
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At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy degenerate works he despised In a race against time behind enemy lines often unarmed a special force of American and British museum directors curators art historians and others called the Monuments Men risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture Focusing on the eleven month period between D Day and V E Day this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world s great art from the Nazis

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