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When I Say Monuments Men You Probably Think Of
the George Clooney Matt Damon movie about an unlikely group of art experts enlisted during the height of World War two I’m to put a team together and do our best to protect buildings, bridges and art before the Nazis destroy anything their job to recover and protect history’s greatest works of art Hitler and the Nazis. It’s an incredible movie plot, but the best part about this whole thing. It’s a true story here to paint us a picture about the real-life monuments. Men is hot less anchor Amy homes Hey Russ I like your double entendre paint a picture right so Amy who were these guys well. It started out as a small group of people a handful of people who are art experts art historians museum directors, architects people like that and then over the course of three.
Agree To A Group Of Three Hundred And
fifty men and women searching for and rescuing art in World War two. The Monuments Men program was started in 1943 and the driving force behind it was the National Gallery of ARt in WashingtonNK] and they were all-american well no actually in fact, 13 different nations participated in this effort and the monuments men is their popularly known actually refers to the Mahdi’s, Fine Arts and Archives program so what was their actual mission. They were to go to Western Europe and protect art public art. For example from being bombed. They also went in search of art that had been stolen by the Nazis and hidden in country estates and even salt mines and the monuments men actually found.
This Is Extraordinary A Salt Mine In Austria,
where Hitler had stored or hidden 6,000 pieces of artwork. It seems. Like if you look at videos of World War two. It seems like everything was destroyed by bombs and how are they able to actually secure this stuff without getting destroyed well interestingly The monuments men even would build brick walls around public sculpture. For example, so they built a brick wall around Michelangelo’s sculpture of Moses his sculpture of day which you can see in Italy to protect those precious precious sculptures from being destroyed by all the falling bombs.
They Also Would Tell The Allied Bombers
which locations to avoid so don’t bomb this location where there’s precious artwork or this museum, including museums in Berlin in Germany. So this wasn’t like one Monet painting or after this was like Europe’s collection of art. Absolutely this was a huge operation that was being waged across Western, Europe and the monuments men ended up recovering 5 million pieces of. precious artwork? We’re talking about major artwork. Adolf Hitler wanted what was it the pinnacle of Western European art accomplishment so for example, the monuments men recovered Michelangelo’s Madonna, the gantt all trapeze and again Ultra peace you might not have heard of it.
But It Is Considered One Of The Most
crucial pieces of Western art Northern European art. More specifically, it’s 12 panels large from the 15th century and of extreme importance, in particular to the Catholic Church Also they recovered Leonardo UK Lady with an Ermine Vermeer’s astronomer. Even a ten-foot pile of Torahs, so why did the Nazis want to steal and collect all this art in the first place? Adolf Hitler had this vision that the Germans were at the pinnacle of art and culture and that they were going to dominate Western Europe. He had this dream of building a museum called Fuehrer Museum. You can believe it and they even build a model of what this museum was going to look like where you would house all of this precious precious artwork from all across Western Mass and Adolf Hitler even personally involved himself in choosing this art, so his soldiers would come back from art that they had stolen and Hitler would basically give thumbs up thumbs down and art that didn’t make it for his dream Museum was sent to the reject pile so did they save all of the art from the Nazis you know UK the search actually continues there are still thousands of pieces that are missing that the monuments men are looking for so the movies out there’s a lot of attention being given to this subject.
What Should We Take Away From
this discussion well what I take away from it is the extraordinary bravery of. These men and women that are on the front lines to go and rescue these precious icons of Western civilization and how grateful that we should feel here in 2014 that they did that that you can go to the museum and see millennia of Western civilization and it also really underscores just how important history and creativity is too even our identity and how we define ourselves and how we define culture. Wolf said Amy thank you so.
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The Monuments Men program was started in 1943 and the driving force behind it was the National Gallery of ARt in WashingtonNK] and they were all-american well no actually in fact in fact, 13 different nations participated in this effort . They were to go to Western Europe and protect art public art from being bombed . They also went in search of art that had been stolen by the Nazis and hidden in country estates and even salt mines . The monuments men even would build brick walls around public sculpture. For example, so they built a brick wall around Michelangelo’s public sculpture, and the monuments men actually found the art in a salt mine in Austria, where Hitler had stored or hidden 6,000 pieces of artwork. The monuments Men is hot less anchor Amy homes. They are a true story here to paint us a picture about the real-life monuments.& Men is Hot less. To see more from CNN iReport.com: http://www.dailymailonline.com/news/…. Click here to read more and watch the full video