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We're back! And this week on The Reel Reich, we are gently clearing the dust away from the history behind the movie, The Monuments Men.
We discuss the Allied creation of a special department of art nerds tasked with recovering the art stolen by the Nazis and protecting historic cultural monuments from the destruction of battle. We recount their journey through pre- and post-war Europe as they recover all sorts of paintings, statues and artifacts.
And we take a dive into some of those works: the Adoration of the Lamb, Michelangelo's Madonna, Da Vinci's Last Supper...
Join us for this artsy ride!
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