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Story of Team That Recuperated Art Stolen By Nazis

Is art worth risking life and limb for? This question lies at the heart of George Clooney’s WWII drama “The Monuments Men.” The film, directed and co-written by the actor, is based on the real story of a handful of men sent by the Allied forces to Europe to recover art stolen by the Nazis and return it to their rightful owners. As WWII is coming to a close, President Roosevelt authorizes a team of art experts to go to German-occupied Europe and salvage masterpieces looted by the...

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