Rescuing Da Vinci: Hitler and the Nazis Stole Europe's Great Art, America and Her Allies Recovered It

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Laurel Pub., 2006 - Art - 302 pages
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Rescuing Davinci uses 460 photographs to tell the "untold story of the "Monuments Men" and their discovery of more than 1,000 repositories filled with millions of items including paintings, sculpture, furniture, archives, and other treasures stolen during WWII by Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. The book includes photoraphs of Hitler designing the Fuhrer Museum, along with photographs of the extraordinary measures taken by museum officials in Europe to protect their masterpieces from the Nazis' planned looting. Ultimately, Hitler and the Nazis' unprecendented theft of Europe gave way to the greatest treasure hunt in history, the search for art and other treasures valued at more than a trillion dollars! The Allies created a special force known as Monuments, Fine Art, and Archives Section comprised of museum directors, curators and art historians - men and women from more than 15 nations - who spent more than six years locating, rescuing, and then returning these treasures to the countries from which they were stolen. Efforts to locate and return missing artwork continue to this day.

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User Review  - SESchend - LibraryThing

This is almost a companion piece to the documentary and book RAPE OF EUROPA; this is really a coffee-table photo book of the people, the places, and artworks. Ideally, I'd love to see this book combined with ROE, as having the visuals to go with the text would have been preferrable for both. Read full review

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This is an important historical book about how the Allies protected the ancient European Art that the world reveres still today. It is the companion to a wonderful documentary about the theft of art ... Read full review


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