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World War II

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, and General Omar N. Bradley, CG, 12th Army Group, examine a suitcase of silverware, part of German loot stored in a salt mine at Merkers. 4/12/45. RG 111-SC-204515
German loot stored in church at Ellingen, Germany found by troops of the U.S. Third Army. 4/24/45. RG 111-SC-204899  #MonumentsMen #WWII #arthistory
Robert Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (L) and Archivist David S. Ferriero (R) with donated “Hitler Albums” 7 and 15. (Photo courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation)

Monuments Men

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Mechanical helper, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1940 - 1945
Chippers in a shipyard [Shipbuilding. Three women working], 1942

Women in the Workplace

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USS Augusta (CA-31) off French coast during landing operations. Small  landing craft are shown  speeding towards the shore, June 12, 1944. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG 111), General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 (RG 80), and Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (RG 26).
Children watch unloading operations at gate guarding entrance. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG 111), General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 (RG 80), and Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (RG 26).
This striking panorama of the French invasion beach was made by a Coast Guard combat photographer from a hillside cut with the trenches (foreground) of the ousted Nazi defenders. 	Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG 111), General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1798-1947 (RG 80), and Records of the U.S. Coast Guard (RG 26).

D-Day

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Women workers install fixtures and assemblies to a tail fuselage section of a B-17F bomber
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General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, and General Omar N. Bradley, CG, 12th Army Group, examine a suitcase of silverware, part of German loot stored in a salt mine at Merkers. 4/12/45. RG 111-SC-204515 Military Units, Ww2 History, World War Ii, New World, Minions, Monument Men, Wwii Photos, Total War
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General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander, and General Omar N. Bradley, CG, 12th Army Group, examine a suitcase of silverware, part of German loot stored in a salt mine at Merkers. 4/12/45. RG 111-SC-204515
German loot stored in church at Ellingen, Germany found by troops of the U.S. Third Army. 4/24/45. RG 111-SC-204899  #MonumentsMen #WWII #arthistory History Online, Art History, History Pics, Chef D Oeuvre, Oeuvre D'art, Monuments, Nara, Rare Historical Photos
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German loot stored in church at Ellingen, Germany found by troops of the U.S. Third Army. 4/24/45. RG 111-SC-204899 #MonumentsMen #WWII #arthistory
Robert Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (L) and Archivist David S. Ferriero (R) with donated “Hitler Albums” 7 and 15. (Photo courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation) Art Album, Investigations, Discovery, Leadership, Presidents
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Robert Edsel, President of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art (L) and Archivist David S. Ferriero (R) with donated “Hitler Albums” 7 and 15. (Photo courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation)
One of the trucks that transported the art treasures to Florence, Italy. The paintings had been stolen by the German Army and recovered by the U.S. Army and returned to the city of Florence. 7/23/45.  RG 111-SC-210396 Italian Artwork, German Army, Historical Pictures, Us Army, Old Pictures
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One of the trucks that transported the art treasures to Florence, Italy. The paintings had been stolen by the German Army and recovered by the U.S. Army and returned to the city of Florence. 7/23/45. RG 111-SC-210396
General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, accompanied by General Omar N. Bradley, CG of the 12th Army Group; MG Manton Eddy, CG, XII Corps, and COL Bernard Burnstern, tours German salt mines in which stolen treasure was hidden. 4/12/45.  RG 111-SC-204517 American Military History, Mystery Of History, American Presidents, Wwii, Touring
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General Dwight D Eisenhower, Supreme Allied commander, accompanied by General Omar N. Bradley, CG of the 12th Army Group; MG Manton Eddy, CG, XII Corps, and COL Bernard Burnstern, tours German salt mines in which stolen treasure was hidden. 4/12/45. RG 111-SC-204517
The Hungarian Royal Crown jewels have been in the custody of the Seventh U.S. Army along with the Hungarian guard. The jewels are going to the U.S. Army repository at Frankfort, Germany for safe keeping. 8/3/45.  RG 111-SC-212507 Royal Crown Jewels, Saint Stephen, 8th Of March, August, Tiaras And Crowns, Custody
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The Hungarian Royal Crown jewels have been in the custody of the Seventh U.S. Army along with the Hungarian guard. The jewels are going to the U.S. Army repository at Frankfort, Germany for safe keeping. 8/3/45. RG 111-SC-212507
Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of the hundreds of "Saphor Torahs" (sacred scrolls) part of a cache of Hebrew and Jewish books that were stolen and collected from every occupied country in Europe. 7/6/45.  RG 111-SC-209154 Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Jewish History, World History, Jewish Art, Fukushima, Army Chaplain
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Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of the hundreds of "Saphor Torahs" (sacred scrolls) part of a cache of Hebrew and Jewish books that were stolen and collected from every occupied country in Europe. 7/6/45. RG 111-SC-209154
Artworks that were confiscated and collected for Adolf Hitler, seen here examining art in a storage facility, were designated for a proposed Führermuseum in Linz, Austria. (National Archives, 242-HB-3201) Joseph Goebbels, Allied Powers, Central Powers, Berlin
Pieces of History
Artworks that were confiscated and collected for Adolf Hitler, seen here examining art in a storage facility, were designated for a proposed Führermuseum in Linz, Austria. (National Archives, 242-HB-3201)
Monuments Men (from left to right) George Stout, Sgt. Travese, Walker Hancock, and Lt. Kovalyak at the excavation of Bernterode. George Clooney plays a character based on Stout in the movie. (Walker Hancock Collection, courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation.) Frederick The Great, Man Movies, Fantasy, American Revolution, American History
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Monuments Men (from left to right) George Stout, Sgt. Travese, Walker Hancock, and Lt. Kovalyak at the excavation of Bernterode. George Clooney plays a character based on Stout in the movie. (Walker Hancock Collection, courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation.)
A painting by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet, titled "Wintergarden," discovered in the vault at Merkers. History Nerd, History Photos
A painting by the French Impressionist Edouard Manet, titled "Wintergarden," discovered in the vault at Merkers.
We're excited to host Robert Edsel tonight (2/19 at 7 p.m. ET) at the National Archives!   You can watch live online: http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives  #nonfiction #WWII #TrueStory of 'The Monuments Men' - the story behind the film. Reading Lists, Book Lists, Book Worth Reading, Summer Reading, Reading Rainbow, George Clooney, So Little Time
Encore -- The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.
We're excited to host Robert Edsel tonight (2/19 at 7 p.m. ET) at the National Archives! You can watch live online: http://www.ustream.tv/usnationalarchives #nonfiction #WWII #TrueStory of 'The Monuments Men' - the story behind the film.
Alfred Rosenberg’s diary  has surfaced after more than a decade of Museum efforts to find it. More than 400 pages of loose-leaf paper cover the years 1936 through 1944, when Rosenberg was responsible for looting valuables in lands occupied by the Nazis and planning Nazi rule of conquered Soviet territories. Online Exhibition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Loose Leaf Paper, Human Dignity, Holocaust Memorial, Memorial Museum, Rosenberg, S Diary, Historical Documents
Alfred Rosenberg: Biography
Alfred Rosenberg’s diary has surfaced after more than a decade of Museum efforts to find it. More than 400 pages of loose-leaf paper cover the years 1936 through 1944, when Rosenberg was responsible for looting valuables in lands occupied by the Nazis and planning Nazi rule of conquered Soviet territories. Online Exhibition — United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Two finely wrought swords of Frederick the Great. (National Archives, 239-PA-4-127-1) Frederich The Great, Arms And Armour, American Soldiers, Interesting History
Pieces of History
Two finely wrought swords of Frederick the Great. (National Archives, 239-PA-4-127-1)
A painting by the french impressionist Edouard Manet, titled "Wintergarden", discovered in the vault at Merkers. 4/25/45. RG 111-SC-203453-5
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A painting by the french impressionist Edouard Manet, titled "Wintergarden", discovered in the vault at Merkers. 4/25/45. RG 111-SC-203453-5