The Monuments Men - Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History-logo

The Monuments Men - Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History

Robert Edsel

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.
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History

Description:

At the same time Adolf Hitler was attempting to take over the western world, his armies were methodically seeking and hoarding the finest art treasures in Europe. The Fuehrer had begun cataloguing the art he planned to collect as well as the art he would destroy: "degenerate" works he despised. In a race against time, behind enemy lines, often unarmed, a special force of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and others, called the Monuments Men, risked their lives scouring Europe to prevent the destruction of thousands of years of culture. Focusing on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, this fascinating account follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world's great art from the Nazis.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jeremy Davidson

Length:

7h 44m


Chapters

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05:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:40


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:13


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:00


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:34


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:58


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:49


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:20


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:42


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:32


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:01


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:08


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:07


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:35


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:20


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:40


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:55


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:17


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:45


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:38


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:14


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:21


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:53


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:09


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:19


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:50


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:54


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:01


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:18


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:05


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:44


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:45


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:38


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:06