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The WWII soldiers who saved art

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BBC 18 August 2009

A little known group of soldiers who were responsible for saving much of Western art from the Nazis are being celebrated in a new book.

The soldiers, known as Monuments Men, spread out across Europe during the final days of World War II to attempt to locate works of art looted under orders from Hitler.

American writer Robert M Edsel has written a book on the special Allied Unit and what he calls "the greatest treasure hunt in history".

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