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  • HUNTING HITLER’S STOLEN TREASURES

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To coincide with the release of epic feature film The Monuments Men, starring George Clooney, Bill Murray and Matt Damon, National Geographic Channel present a special one-off documentary revealing the true story of a group of Allied soldiers in WWII, tasked with preserving and rescuing Europe's great works of art and culture. Hunting Hitler’s Stolen Treasures tells the story of their unique war - a battle fought on two fronts - against a totalitarian regime which sanctioned the unilateral destruction of every historic building, manuscript, and painting seized in Europe and the struggle against their own forces who in the greatest battle for freedom the world has ever seen, saw the destruction of Europe's greatest monuments and art works as inevitable, unavoidable and sometimes necessary casualties of war. Making use of extensive archive sources and photographs, journals and letter extracts this documentary tells the personal stories of a select number of Monuments Men - bringing to life their struggle to rescue Europe's art.
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