The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History (Mass Market Paperbound)

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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 Momuments 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316240079
ISBN-10: 0316240079
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2013
Pages: 640
Language: English