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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 (Photo courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation) Monument Men, National Archives, World War Ii, Investigations, Discovery, How To Find Out, Monuments, The Past, Novels

More Hitler art albums discovered

This morning in Dallas, TX, the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Senior Archivist Greg Bradsher, and President of the Monuments Men Foundation Robert M. Edsel announced the discove…

The Nazis stole art. The Monuments Men took it back.July 1945 Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of hundreds of Saphor Torahs, part of a cache of Hebrew and Jewish books that were stolen and collected from every occupied country in Europe. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Jewish History, World History, Jewish Art, Army Chaplain, Monument Men, Vietnam

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Encore -- The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

As allied forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign Monument Men, Degenerate Art, National Archives, World War Two, Art Museum, Wwii, Italy, Monuments, Artwork

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

Nazi plunder - Dwight D. Eisenhower (right) inspects stolen artwork in a salt mine in Merkers, accompanied by Omar Bradley (left) and George S. Patton (center) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Renoir, Pablo Picasso, World History, Art History, History Pics, History Images, Modern History

One degree of separation – Pieces of History

Today’s guest post was written by Miriam Kleiman, who works in the National Archives Public Affairs Office. George Clooney’s next film—which he will write, direct, and star in—is based on hol…

 Title: Girl Holding a Dove. Confiscated Collection (Rothschild Collection, France), National Archives, Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation Art Collection. Jean Honore Fragonard, Monument Men, National Archives, Monuments, World War Ii, France National, Foundation, Learning, Austria

On display: Finding stolen art using this album – Pieces of History

A recently discovered album donated to the National Archives by Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel is on display until February 20, 2014. The album is open to a photograph of an imp…

5 ottobre 1944 How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures - Roma Vaticano World History, World War Ii, Art History, Monument Men, Lest We Forget, North Africa, Lovers Art, Wwii, Pictures

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

This month's Featured Document display is a piece of Monuments Men history. Jean Honore Fragonard, Monument Men, Men Art, National Archives, Military History, World War Ii, Wwii, Cool Photos, Photograph

On display: Finding stolen art using this album – Pieces of History

A recently discovered album donated to the National Archives by Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel is on display until February 20, 2014. The album is open to a photograph of an imp…

At the Archives of American Art--opening tomorrow! The documents are laid in the cases with care…our Monuments Men exhibit opens tomorrow, be there or be square. Monument Men, Free Lesson Plans, National Archives, History Photos, Human Condition, Vintage Photographs, World War Two, American Art, Offices

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The Nazis stole art. The Monuments Men took it back.July 1945 Six trucks carrying part of the half billion dollars worth of Florentine art treasure taken to Bolsano by retreating Germans arrive at Piazzo Dei Signoria, Florence, Italy Philadelphia Athletics, Monument Men, National Archives, German Army, Gangsters, Florence Italy, French Art, North Africa, World War Ii

The Unwritten Record

Exploring History with the National Archives Special Media Division

Art haul looted by Nazis goes online in bid to return masterpieces to owners. soldier stands among thousands of artworks stolen by the Nazis and stored in a church at Elligen, Germany, during World War. World History, World War Ii, Ww2 History, History Images, Modern History, European History, Old Pictures, Old Photos, Antique Photos

The Unwritten Record

Exploring History with the National Archives Special Media Division

michelangelo sculpture In after Allied forces had liberated Rome, Italians removed brickwork that had shielded Michelangelos sculpture of Moses Miguel Angel, Michelangelo Sculpture, Monument Men, Degenerate Art, Giovanni Boldini, John Singer Sargent, Brickwork, Wassily Kandinsky, World War Two

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

 SGT Harold Maus of Scranton, PA is pictured with the Durer engraving, found among other art treasures at Merker. This engraving by Germany artist Albrecht Durer was among thousands of items hidden in mines by the Nazis towards the end of World War Two. Monument Men, Army Sergeant, Master Sergeant, Foto Real, National Archives, Albrecht Durer, Museum, Military History, Oeuvre D'art

One degree of separation – Pieces of History

Today’s guest post was written by Miriam Kleiman, who works in the National Archives Public Affairs Office. George Clooney’s next film—which he will write, direct, and star in—is based on hol…

Monuments Officers Ernest De Wald and Roger Ellis sift through the rubble of the Abbey of Monte Cassino destroyed by Allied bombing in (National Archives World History, World War Ii, Monument Men, History Images, Historical Monuments, Army Life, National Archives, Lost Art, Flora

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel, author of "The Monuments Men," at the National Archives, Washington, D. Click the link to watch! Maryland Colleges, University Of Maryland, Monument Men, National Archives, George Clooney, Monuments, World War Ii, Washington, Author

The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel

The Monuments Men with Robert Edsel Robert Edsel has dedicated years to painstaking research about the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program–the group known as the Monuments Men–and has written several books including The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History. Edsel and a panel will discuss his books, the recent film adaptation starring George Clooney, his work as founder and chairman of the Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of…

Fred Shipman (standing) meets with FDR in the President's Library Study. Monument Men, Presidential Libraries, National Archives, Monuments, World War Ii, Presidents, Museum, Study, Books

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Fred Shipman (standing) meets with FDR in the President's Library Study. NpX 48-22 4123

French civilians gathering in front of the ruins of Notre Dame des Voeux, Cherbourg, France, 22 August 1944 French History, Ww2 History, Liberation Of Paris, Monument Men, Cherbourg, Presidential Libraries, Free In French, D Day, Normandy

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Damage to historic structures in newly liberated Cherbourg, France, August, 1944. Npx 65-638(113)

This month's Featured Document display is a piece of Monuments Men history. Jean Honore Fragonard, Monument Men, Men Art, National Archives, Military History, World War Ii, Wwii, Cool Photos, Photograph

On display: Finding stolen art using this album – Pieces of History

A recently discovered album donated to the National Archives by Monuments Men Foundation President Robert M. Edsel is on display until February 20, 2014. The album is open to a photograph of an imp…

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign. - church of Sant’Ignazio. Native American History, American Civil War, British History, Women In History, Ancient History, History Images, Monument Men, Cultura General, Antique Photos

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

Women in the Workplace

World War II Women played a huge part in WWII, both through military and civilian service. These posters played on a sense of duty and national pride to encourage women, especially young, single women, to get Ww2 Posters, Protest Posters, Poster Ads, Political Posters, Nazi Propaganda, Vintage Ads, Vintage Posters, Vintage Nurse, Vintage Labels

"For Your Country's Sake Today - For Your Own Sake Tomorrow", 1941 - 1945.

Original Caption: "For Your Country's Sake Today - For Your Own Sake Tomorrow", 1941 - 1945. U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: 44-PA-820 From:: Series World War II Posters, compiled 1942 - 1945 Created By:: Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 09/15/1945) Production Date: 1942 - 1945 Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=514315 Repository: Still Picture Records…

D-Day

LCVP's head to Omaha beach at D-Day with Northampton-class heavy cruiser USS Augusta in the Military Units, Military History, D Day 1944, Westerns, Omaha Beach, Department Of The Navy, Costa, D Day Invasion, Normandy Beach

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).

English children and an American guard from Army Service Forces watch from a cliffside fence as US troops in the distance practice landings along Slapton Sands (Beach) in preparation for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Blackpool, Life Magazine, Slapton Sands, D Day Normandy, Normandy Beach, Normandy Invasion, D Day Landings, Landing Craft, Military History

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).

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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).

US Army Rangers scale the cliffs at Pointe du Hoc, Normandy on D-Day (June France WWII D Day Normandy, Normandy France, Us Army Rangers, Normandy Invasion, D Day Landings, Cherbourg, History Online, United States Army, Military History

US Army Rangers during invasion, climbing a cliff on the beach to knock out a Nazi gun emplacement, 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).

USS NEVADA's guns firing into shore installations on French coast. Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG General Records of the Department of the Navy, (RG and Records of the U. World History, World War Ii, Department Of The Navy, Battle Of Normandy, History Taking, Normandy Beach, Landing Craft, History Images, Prisoners Of War

USS NEVADA's 14" guns firing into shore installations on French coast. 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).

LCI's and land troops at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on D-Day as Allies invade France, June Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer (RG General Records of the Department of the Navy, (RG and Records of the U. D Day Normandy, Normandy Beach, Normandy France, Omaha Beach, D Day Invasion, Normandy Invasion, D Day Landings, Landing Craft, Saint Laurent

LCI's USS-553 and USS-410 land troops at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France on D-Day as Allies invade France, June 6, 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).

Allied troops crouch behind the bulwarks of a landing craft as it nears Omaha Beach during a landing in Normandy, France. Harold Mehelich, of Wenatchee, was aboard a similar boat on D-Day as it landed at Omaha Beach. Normandy Beach, D Day Normandy, Normandy France, Normandy Ww2, Omaha Beach, Fotojournalismus, D Day Invasion, Normandy Invasion, D Day Landings

Helmeted Yankee soldiers crouch, tightly packed, behind the bulwarks of a Coast Guard landing barge in the historic sweep across the English Channel to the shores of Normandy. Minutes later, they dashed up the beach under fire from the 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).

usnatarchives: “ Omaha Beach and Utah Beach were two of five sectors that made up the Allied invasion of German occupied France. They are located on the coast of Normandy, facing the English Channel,. Us History, American History, D Day Normandy, Royal Engineers, E Day, Before Us, Royal Navy, Military History, World War Ii

This map of Omaha Beach West alerted the 1st and 29th U.S. Divisions, the 5th Ranger Battalion, and 5th Engineer Special Brigade to the expected obstacles that they would encounter when they landed on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Unfortunately, due to a deep beach backed by steep hills, the troops were exposed to heavy enemy fire and casualties were high. The beach was finally taken after a brutal day of fighting. Records from the Army Map Service (RG 77).

American troops watching Landing ship unload railroad cars onto beachhead railroad links. D Day Invasion, Normandy Invasion, Normandy Beach, D Day Landings, Cherbourg, Landing Craft, Train Truck, Panzer, Model Trains

Out of the massive jaws of a U.S. Coast Guard-manned rolls a string of railroad cars, loaded with vital war supplies in England and delivered in France. 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).

 Troops land at Normandy, D-Day, June Credit: Library of Congress. Normandy Beach, Landing Craft, British Soldier, National Archives, D Day, Second World, Vacation Places, Juni, Troops

With the bitter Nazi defenders forced back into the interior, reinforcements flow steadily through the surf and up the beaches of France. 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).

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This map of Omaha Beach East alerted the 1st and 29th U.S. Divisions, the 5th Ranger Battalion, and 5th Engineer Special Brigade to the expected obstacles that they would encounter when they landed on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). Unfortunately, due to a deep beach backed by steep hills, the troops were exposed to heavy enemy fire and casualties were high. The beach was finally taken after a brutal day of fighting. Records from the Army Map Service (RG 77).

"Looking down at a large group of US Army troops on board an LCI, ready to ride to their rendezvous for the invasion of France." Local Identifier: Record Group General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1983 Battle Of Normandy, Normandy Invasion, D Day Photos, Normandy Beach, Normandy France, Department Of The Navy, D Day Invasion, Juno Beach, D Day Landings

Looking down at a large group of US Army troops on board an LCI, ready to ride to their rendezvous for the invasion of France, 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).

Preparing for D-Day: Exercise Tiger Seventy years ago this week, Allied Forces attempted amphibious landing operations at Slapton Beach, England. “Exercise Tiger” was suppose to be a training exercise. Life Magazine, D Day 1944, Department Of The Navy, D Day Invasion, Landing Craft, E Day, National Archives, Our President, Coast Guard

Amphibious landing operations at Slapton Beach, Devon, England in preparation for invasion of Europe. 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).

Behind an American flag, a convoy of landing craft head for Utah Beach on June Each ship has barrage balloon connected by a cable during the D-Day invasion of Normandy on June World War 2 / Everett Collection / Bridgeman Images Battle Of Normandy, Normandy Invasion, D Day Invasion, Landing Craft, National Review, Us Coast Guard, National Archives, Before Us, Marine Corps

Columns of Coast Guard LCI's, protected by barrage balloons against low flying Nazi strafers, advance upon the beaches of France in the wake of the Stars and Stripes. 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).

US Infantry and landing craft approaching 'Easy Red' sector of Omaha Beach approx. June 1944 The shoreline shows the Ruquet at Saint Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy (Colourised by Dick Trom) D Day Normandy, Normandy Beach, Omaha Beach, Department Of The Navy, D Day Invasion, Canadian Soldiers, D Day Landings, Landing Craft, Story Of The World

Just as this Coast Guard LCI noses into a French Invasion beach to debark it's load of American troops, a Nazi mine explodes close off it's port bow. Coast Guard Coxswain and Gun Crew felt the first fury of German shell and machine gun fire, as well as the blasts of hidden mines. 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).

World War II in Pictures — British Marines preparing for the D-Day in North. British Marine, Canadian Army, British Army, Canadian Soldiers, Canadian History, American History, Le Jour Le Plus Long, Afrika Corps, D Day Normandy

Down the ramps, through the surf and up the beach dash Royal British Marines from U.S. Coast Guard-manned landing craft during final amphibious maneuvers on the coast of North Africa. 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).

Galerie d’images Remembering The D Day Allied Invasion Of Normandy. The World War Ii D Day Invasion Of Normandy, France Began On June Retrouvez d’autres albums authentiques d’images choisies sur Getty Images. Normandy Beach, D Day Normandy, Normandy France, Normandy Ww2, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, D Day Photos, Buy Photos, Stock Photos

American reinforcements eager for their shot at the retreating Nazis in Normandy, pile from a Coast Guard landing barge into the surf on the French coast. 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).

Today's Document — usnatarchives: Omaha Beach and Utah Beach were. D Day Map, 101st Airborne Division, E Day, Paratrooper, National Archives, Before Us, Cartography, World War Ii, Wwii

This map of Utah Beach South alerted the VII U.S. Corps and the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions to the obstacles that they would encounter when they landed on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). These paratroopers dropped in earlier in the day and due to their bravery the assault on Utah Beach went relatively easily. The British and Canadian assaults, also assisted by air-drops, generally also went well. Records from the Army Map Service (RG 77).

Today's Document — usnatarchives: Omaha Beach and Utah Beach were. D Day Map, Normandy Beach, D Day Landings, 101st Airborne Division, Paratrooper, National Archives, Modern History, World War Ii, Wwii

This map of Utah Beach North alerted the VII U.S. Corps and the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions to the obstacles that they would encounter when they landed on June 6, 1944 (D-Day). These paratroopers dropped in earlier in the day and due to their bravery the assault on Utah Beach went relatively easily. The British and Canadian assaults, also assisted by air-drops, generally also went well. Records from the Army Map Service (RG 77).

Invasion of Normandy, June 1944 Us Marines, Department Of The Navy, Normandy Invasion, Landing Craft, Us Coast Guard, History Images, D Day, World History, World War Two

American troops, carrying rifles and light fighting equipment, spring through the surf from Coast Guard-manned landing craft in final amphibious maneuvers somewhere on the North African coast. 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).

SUPER HERO by agan harahap, via Behance - For his Super Hero series, Agan Harahap inserts the likes of Superman, Batman, and Darth Vader into historical photos. D Day Photos, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Photomontage, Us Marines, Hulk, 101st Airborne Division, Darth Vader, Band Of Brothers

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower gives the order of the day, "Full victory, nothing less" to paratroopers somewhere in England just before they board their planes to take part in the first assault of the invasion of France, June 6, 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).

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 (Photo courtesy of the Monuments Men Foundation) Monument Men, National Archives, World War Ii, Investigations, Discovery, How To Find Out, Monuments, The Past, Novels

More Hitler art albums discovered

This morning in Dallas, TX, the Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, Senior Archivist Greg Bradsher, and President of the Monuments Men Foundation Robert M. Edsel announced the discove…

The Nazis stole art. The Monuments Men took it back.July 1945 Chaplain Samuel Blinder examines one of hundreds of Saphor Torahs, part of a cache of Hebrew and Jewish books that were stolen and collected from every occupied country in Europe. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Jewish History, World History, Jewish Art, Army Chaplain, Monument Men, Vietnam

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NPR coverage of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more. This Is A Book, The Book, Reading Lists, Book Lists, Books To Read, My Books, Monument Men, George Clooney, Sleep

Encore -- The monuments men : Allied heroes, Nazi thieves, and the greatest treasure hunt in history / Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter.

As allied forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign Monument Men, Degenerate Art, National Archives, World War Two, Art Museum, Wwii, Italy, Monuments, Artwork

How the Monuments Men Saved Italy’s Treasures

As Allied Forces fought the Nazis for control of Europe, an unlikely unit of American and British art experts waged a shadow campaign

Nazi plunder - Dwight D. Eisenhower (right) inspects stolen artwork in a salt mine in Merkers, accompanied by Omar Bradley (left) and George S. Patton (center) Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Marc Chagall, Paul Klee, Renoir, Pablo Picasso, World History, Art History, History Pics, History Images, Modern History

One degree of separation – Pieces of History

Today’s guest post was written by Miriam Kleiman, who works in the National Archives Public Affairs Office. George Clooney’s next film—which he will write, direct, and star in—is based on hol…