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The Real Monuments Men and Women

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Archives of American Art
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Update Date:
2014-02-18T11:36:06-05:00
Summary:
Bettina Smith, librarian for digital projects at the Archives of American Art, looks at the real–life heroes who inspired characters in the new film The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Cate Blanchett. The film The Monuments Men is an adaptation of the true story of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Section (MFAA) of the Allied Forces. It follows a small group of art historians and artists who served in World War II to protect and return to their rightful owners works of art which had been looted by Hitler’s Nazi regime. Three of the central characters...
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