'Monuments Men' were even more heroic in real life
The movie touches on only some of the treasures the team recovered from the Nazis.
Unlike the characters played in the movie by George Clooney and his co-stars, the real-life "Monuments Men" recovered not only priceless European paintings looted by the Nazis, but also some 2.5 million books. These were volumes reflecting an "un-German spirit" that were stolen from European libraries, many of these destroyed, by Hitler's troops.
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