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Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

Post by Joanna on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:42 am


This is a very interesting web site for historical content on the story.


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The Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

Chart the course the Monuments Men took to safeguard Europe's treasures
during World War II

By Esri

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FEBRUARY 7, 2014 6:23PM


The map above shows how widespread the challenges were that faced the Monuments Men, or as they are more formally known, the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Program. The personal papers of some of the Monuments Men, including conservator George Leslie Stout (a version of whom is played by George Clooney in the new movie), are held in the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art.

The Archives also has a fantastic series of oral history recordings with the soldiers,
which are well worth your listen.

For more on the true story of the Monuments Men, read our coverage of their travails
in Italy and Austria.

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Re: Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

Post by party animal - not! on Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:48 am

Great, Jo! Thank you.

This shows you what a huge task it must have been to bring the story to the screen

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Post by mosaic on Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:47 pm

Wow, what an awesome site. Thanks for finding this, Joanna. It is a testament to the great detective work of the Monuments Men and Women. And their dedication.

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Post by Mazy on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:36 am

mosaic wrote:Wow, what an awesome site.  Thanks for finding this, Joanna.  It is a testament to the great detective work of the Monuments Men and Women.  And their dedication.

Exactly Mosaic I agree and thing because of George and company this is getting world wide attention, that is so fantastic. xxx
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Re: Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

Post by Joanna on Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:48 am

Maybe we should point the recent film critics in it's direction for their edification and education ?
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Post by mosaic on Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:23 am

Joanna wrote:Maybe we should point the recent film critics in it's direction for their edification and education ?

I can't stand to read any more of them. They seem to miss the greater idea behind this and how much poorer our culture would have been had these treasures been destroyed. They must be related to the school reformers in the U.S. who see no value in art and music... (sorry, a little off topic snarkiness, but believe me, it does apply.)

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Re: Path of the Monuments Men Through Europe

Post by it's me on Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:27 am

in Italy the same

CAN YOU IMAGINE!!?!?!!?!?!?  Evil or Very Mad Botheration! 
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