WW2 Stories You Didn’t Know About

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President George W. Bush presents the 2007 National Humanities Medal for the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art to, from left, Robert Edsel and World War II veterans Jim Reeds, Harry Ettlinger, Horace Apgar and Seymore Pomrenze. 

Robert Edsel wrote a book Monuments Men.  It’s now being made into a movie.  It was a fascinating story that previously was untold.  Thanks to Robert, it’s now known world wide.  He followed up that book with Saving Italy which I read.  It’s a different type of story because the war in Italy was different than the war through France.

In this clip he talks about how the Italian people and US military saved Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.

Ironically, the Germans had their own version of the Monuments Men. Some of them actually saved some art-but as we know, most of the effort went into stealing and stockpiling art.

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