The History of The Monuments Men

When the Second World War broke out on September 1st, 1939, numerous aspects of every country in the world were in danger. The people, economy, and culture all around the world were being threatened by the Axis powers such as Germany, Italy, and Japan. The United States, France, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union were the Allies who tried to stop the reign of many evil men such as Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. 

With war comes great tragedy, and since the end of the war in 1945, this war has been reflected on in almost every history book. Even though the Monuments Men were a significant part of the war, they are scarcely learned about. Without this group of men and women, cultural artifacts from around the world would have been lost forever. 

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