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8 Badass Photos From the Real-Life "Monuments Men"

Jessica Rivera

On Friday, George Clooney's new film, The Monuments Men, hits theaters. It's based on the true story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) program (whose men and women were known as "Monuments Men") established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943 to help rescue art and cultural property from obliteration during World War II. The Monuments Men included servicemembers and art historians who aided in tracking down, identifying, and returning priceless works of art stolen by Hitler

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love this story- the film I hear isn't great- but I love the fact that this really happened.