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ROBERT EDSEL and THE MONUMENTS MEN

The inspired creation of THE MONUMENTS MEN Foundation and the rescue and restoration of millions of the most important and iconic works of art stolen by the Nazis during World War II is gripping reading of the highest order. And it is all TRUE! Thanks to the innovative thinking and powerful drive of Robert Edsel, treasure after treasure was saved from hidden caves and salt mines and box cars and returned to the civilized world.

This was the first time in history an army attempted to fight a war and at the same time reduce damage to cultural monuments and property.

Hello Mona Lisa! It’s like visiting old friends who were welcomed back to the world by The Monuments Men and the US Army under General Dwight David Eisenhower.

Powerfully interesting indeed.

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