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'Monuments Men' Frames The WWII Story Your School Skipped

The events of the George Clooney-directed Monuments Men, which opened Friday, seem almost impossible to believe. Hitler's soldiers had destroyed or stolen thousands of priceles... More The events of the George Clooney-directed Monuments Men, which opened Friday, seem almost impossible to believe. Hitler's soldiers had destroyed or stolen thousands of priceless works of art, and a small group of service members and civilians were tasked to find and return as many as they possibly could. The film, based on Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, shines light on a fascinating chapter of World War II history that's often neglected in American education about the war. Viewers walking out of the theater may want to start digging in to the true facts behind the art thefts, and may be surprised to find even many of the film's most shocking scenes are based on fact. Less

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