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Saving Art in WWII: The Monuments Men lecture - true story behind upcoming flick

This sounds really great; agree?  I may not make it there in time but what an amazing time in the history of so much of the world's art that was concentrated in Europe.  Here's the description:

Carter Center, Atlanta, GA.- Our 2014 Author Lecture Series wraps up this Wednesday (Dec. 4) at 7pm with the true story of “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” with co-author Bret Witter. This is a fascinating, true story that will soon be a major motion picture featuring George Clooney and Matt Damon.  Publishers Weekly describes it this way… “WWII was the most destructive war in history and caused the greatest dislocation of cultural artifacts. Hundreds of thousands of items remain missing. The main burden fell to a few hundred men and women, curators and archivists, artists and art historians from 13 nations. Their task was to save and preserve what they could of Europe's great art, and they were called the Monuments Men.”

  Just last month it was disclosed that 1500 art treasures looted during World War II were discovered in a Munich flat. Come hear co-author Bret Witter, read the book and know this true story before you see the movie. The event is free and open to the public. ACappella Books will have copies of The Monuments Men available for purchase and signing.


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  • Andrew

    here, very good choice

    December 4, 2013

    • Ted F.

      Excellent. The quality of people they get is of course top notch and with this topic and the momentum of the movie I hoped it would be a viable event. Glad you liked it and sorry I ha to miss it!

      December 4, 2013

  • Ted F.

    Yes - Hi Jim, Happy belated Thanksgiving! I am a 90pct work conflict at this point, waaay too much to do. But I think it would be a really interesting story to hear about the real folks, then see the movie version. Definitely see you at something soon!

    December 4, 2013

  • Jim B.

    looks good, hope i can make it

    December 3, 2013

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