The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
Publish date: September 3rd 2009
Publisher: Center Street
Pages no: 473
Edition language: English
Fascinating look at the men who hunted and found stolen art works stolen by the Nazis during WWII. Each chapter deals with a different day and a different momuments man as they searched for clues, lists, hiding places, repositories of the art work hoping to get it before it is moved or destroyed. I ...
To safeguard these things will show respect for the beliefs and customs of all men and will bear witness that these things belong not only to a particular people but also to the heritage of mankind. I am always interested in learning more about WWII, specifically about the people that risked their ...
In every big disaster movie, when the aliens invade and blow up Paris or a volcano wipes out a city in Italy, my first fleeting thought is always for the art and architecture that gets destroyed before the people. I'd feel a pang when I'd read a note about a painting or a building that was destroyed...
The Monuments Men covers the work of the American and British soldier-academics who did their best to save the art of western Europe from both the Nazis and the invading Allied armies. (I loved how when told how long the suggested protected Monuments list was for Normandy, the generals said 'no'; w...
Film is KAY_RAP. But I bet the book is stunning and I plan to find out