Monuments men

Albrecht Gaiswinkler was parachuted back into the Aussee area with three colleagues: In her book, Nicholas says Stout, during just more than a year in Europe, had taken one and a half days off.

In one journal entry, Stout said he calculated the boxes, crates, and packing materials needed for a Monuments men.

The Monuments Men is a movie about aspiration, about culture at risk, about things worth fighting for. Communication was difficult; he was often unable to contact Posey. It was an impossible order. Stout was told to move everything by July 1.

The Germans built floors, walls, and shelving as well as a workshop deep in the chambers. Map designed by Esri The Allies knew of Altaussee thanks to a toothache. A TV series might have been a better vehicle for the "monuments men" stories than a feature film Two months earlier, Posey was in the ancient city of Trier in eastern Germany with Kirstein and needed treatment.

He spoke about the recoveries at Altaussee and two other mines briefly in that oral history, but spent most of the interview talking about his museum work.

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From through earlya stream of trucks transported tons of treasures into the tunnels. The complex series of tunnels had been mined by the same families for 3, years, as Stout noted in his journal. All military transport and communication facilities, industrial establishments and supply depots, as well as anything else of value within Reich territory, which could in any way be used by the enemy immediately or within the foreseeable future for the prosecution of the war, will be destroyed.

When the Americans arrived, his information helped them capture several eminent Nazis. The Nazis had built elaborate storage shelving and a conservation workshop deep within the mine, where the main chambers were more than a mile inside the mountain. Finding food and billets for the men proved difficult.

So they made do.

The True Story of the Monuments Men

Early in the war, Stout given the name Frank Stokes as played by George Clooney in the film unsuccessfully campaigned for the creation of a group like the Monuments Men with both American and British authorities.The Monuments Men helped to recover the priceless works of art stolen by the nazis.

Learn more about their story. The Monuments Men: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Hugh Bonneville, Bill Murray, Grant Heslov, Robert M.

Edsel /5(K). The Monuments Men were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered had expertise as museum directors, curators, art scholars and educators, artists, architects, and archivists.

The Monuments Men job description was simple: to save as much of the culture of Europe as they could during combat. The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History [Robert M.

Edsel, Bret Witter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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 /5(K). Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue 30%. Monuments Man Daniel J.

Kern and art restorer Karl Sieber looking at panels of Jan van Eyck’s Adoration of the Mystic Lamb in the Altaussee mine, (Thomas Carr Howe papers, Archives of.

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