Tessa McMillan


Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters. Monuments, Fine Arts, Young Adult, Excellent

Document Type

Book Review


After Allied forces bombed several culturally significant buildings throughout Europe, the Monuments Men division was established. They were a group of art experts on the front lines protecting architecture, monuments, artwork, and archives from the ravages of war. Soon the scope of the Monuments Men’s work exploded as they tackled the Nazi’s strategic plundering of works gleaned for Adolf Hitler’s Führermuseum and Hermann Göring’s artwork obsession. Following clues and showing their persistence, the small band of Monuments Men thwarted the Nazis’ greed and saved much of Europe’s cultural history.