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Raiders of the lost art:
We saved the world´s
art treasures from Hitler

Daily Mail [UK], by Adam Luck

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 1/26/2014 6:03:32 AM

It was the most unlikely crack military unit ever put together, with an equally improbable mission. The Fine Arts and Archives unit (MFAA), known as the Monuments Men, were the most cultured and eclectic Allied force of World War II, led by a Cambridge professor, Geoffrey Webb, with art historians, museum curators, critics and connoisseurs among their number. [Snip] But Hollywood, not for the first time, stands accused of playing fast and loose with the facts, diminishing the extent of the British MFAA’s efforts while exaggerating those of the U.S. Today only one British member of the MFAA remains--a woman.

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Great story. Pity George Clooney has the lead.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: goose, 1/26/2014 7:32:00 AM     (No. 9706006)

Maybe the British movie companies should make a movie about the British monument men and ladies. But seriously folks, you should find out how the modern monument men, the Civil Affairs Arts, Monuments and Archives officers, preserved the treasure of Nimrud and other ancient artifacts during the war in Iraq. That feat was led by an Army Reserve female civil affairs officer who in civilian life was a museum curator.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 1/26/2014 9:29:27 AM     (No. 9706157)

I won´t be spending my disposable income on a movie with George Clooney and Matt Damon in it.
The Hollywood nitwits will have to make their profits from others.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pinchem, 1/26/2014 7:26:34 PM     (No. 9706792)

Any film with George Clooney in it will be void of the Truth, the whole truth, however, more like nothing but the distorted truth.

I had thought about watching the Monuments Men as I do love stories from WW II. But considered this article I may just decide to pass it up, especially any movie with left wing Marxist Clooney.


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