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Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History
MonumentsMenFormat: eBook
Pub. Date: 2009
Type: Non-Fiction, War Crime ~ Library Book
Pages: 445
Read: 2/20/2014
Rating: Really liked it ♥♡♥

It is a well know fact that the Nazis stole artwork, until I read this book I didn’t realize how big their haul was. Hitler also ordered the destruction of what he considered ‘degenerate’ works. I also didn’t know about a group of men and women dedicated to recovering the stolen artwork.

This book explains in great detail the scope of their work, which was much more than just recovering stolen paintings. They were tasked with helping to prevent destruction of cultural buildings, such as the great cathedrals and churches of Europe. The background of each man featured is explored, their qualifications for the task at hand and trials and triumphs experienced in the war zone.

They were in a race against time, they had to move quickly or thousands of years of culture would be destroyed. While not a thriller, you feel the urgency and experience their frustration when things seem to be moving like molasses in February and plans fall through. All in all another fascinating account of a little known military operation in WWII.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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