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Saving Italy On The Eve Of The 1943 Invasion Of Italy, Just Weeks Before Allied Bombs Nearly Destroyed Leonardo Da Vinci S Last Supper In Milan, General Dwight Eisenhower Empowered A New Kind Of Soldier To Protect Mankind S Greatest Cultural Treasures In May 1944, Two Unlikely American Heroes An Artist And A Scholar Embarked From Naples On The Treasure Hunt Of A Lifetime, Tracking Billions Of Dollars Of Stolen Art, Including Works By Donatello, Titian, Caravaggio, And Botticelli As The Germans Blew Up The Historic Bridges Of Florence And Allied Air Raids Threatened Michelangelo S David, A Heretofore Unknown SS General Held The Art Hostage While Negotiating A Secret Nazi Surrender With American Spies A Gripping Narrative That Will Appeal To Fans Of History, Art, Travel, And Adventure, Saving Italy Takes Us From The Battlefields Of Monte Cassino To The Vatican And Behind Closed Doors With The Great Allied And Axis Leaders Roosevelt, Eisenhower, And Churchill Hitler, Goring, And Himmler.


10 thoughts on “Saving Italy

  1. says:

    In 1914, shortly after Germany invaded neutral Belgium, the German authorities exacted revenge for the shooting of several of their soldiers on patrol in Louvain They executedthan 200 civilians, then methodically set fire to homes and to the University of Louvain s library About 250,000 books went up in flames, including 800 that had been printed before the year 1500 Rebuilt and lavishly restocked between the wars, the library once again went up in flames in May 1940, the result of Germ In 1914, shortly after Germany invaded neutral Belgium, the German authorities exacted revenge for the shooting of several of their soldiers on patrol in Louvain They executedthan 200 civilians, then methodically set fire to homes and to the University of Louvain s library About 250,000 books went up in flames, including 800 that had b...


  2. says:

    Having recently read The Monuments Men, and having seen the movie based on the book, I had to read Edsel s account of the work done by those involved with the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives Section in the Italian theater In as much as I mfamiliar with the terrain of Italy, particularly Florence, Rome, and, to a lesser extent, Pisa, than I am with northern Europe, this volume resonated with me S...


  3. says:

    I learned a great deal from this book Even though I have done extensive reading about WWII, I did not know that we the Allies had bombed Milan, Rome, Pisa, and Florence It never occurred to me that we wo...


  4. says:

    Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation s Treasures from the Nazis is the final book in the Monuments Men trilogy by Robert Edsel This was an all encompassing and spellbinding account of the race to save Italy s cultural heritage after the Allied forces stormed into Italy in 1943 and the subsequent retreat of the German army However, the Nazis had been pillaging priceless works of art for some time and were prepared to move them out of the country But there was a small group of American an Saving Italy The Race to Rescue a Nation s Treasures from the Nazis is the final book in the Monuments Men trilogy by Robert Edsel This was an all encompassing and spellbinding account of the race to save Italy s cultural heritage after the Allied forces stormed into Italy in 1943 and the subsequent retreat of the German army However, the Nazis had been pillaging priceless works of art for some time and were prepared to move them out of the country But there was a small group of American and British men made up of museum directors, curators, artists, educators, the Monuments Men, volunteering to save Europe s rich heritage Empowered by General Dwight Eisenhower on the eve of the Allied invasion in Italy to protect this nation s vast treasures, this small group of men began an almost insurmountable task of seeking out, preserving and returning these artistic treasuresIn wartime when the thoughts of men fighting nations are concerned primarily wi...


  5. says:

    Very interesting some of it is a bit dry due to so many names, dates, facts, etc but I learned quite a bit from this book I liked how the author walked you through the beginnings of the Monuments Men but also took you right along with our troops as they landed in Sicily, battled on to Naples, and then through Northern Italy Fascinating to see how decisions were made on whether to bomb certain areas or not, and how an entire army had to maneuver around cities or landmarks due to its cult Very interesting some of it is a bit dry due to so many name...


  6. says:

    This book is a companion piece to but definitely not as engaging as the author s excellent 2009 book The Monuments Men Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History let s refer to it as MM , which I had really enjoyed This particular book is weighed down by a lengthy digression in Section III about a top Nazi working behind the scenes with other Nazis to arrange for the surrender of the Germ...


  7. says:

    Edsel s third book about the Monuments Men and their attempt to locate, preserve and in some cases, rescue from planned destruction the cultural heritage of Europe, usually in conflict with bombing targeting, partisan activity and retreating Nazis This volume concentrates on Italy, with a specific cast of art historians, artists and landscape architects recruited from British and American academia From the way he describes them, the field reports of arriving in Italian towns ahead of the army, Edsel s third book about the Monuments Men and their attempt to locate, preserve and in some cases, rescue from planned destruction the cultural heritage of Europe, usually in conflict with bombing targeting, partisan activity and retreating Nazis This volume concentrates on Italy, with a specific cast of art historians, artists and landscape architects recruited from British and American academia From the way he describes them, the field reports of arriving in Italian towns ahead of the army, working with local officials behaving with probity that made the subsequent arrival of troops easier ought to be an under exploited goldmine for people working in this part of WWII What continues to astonish me is that f...


  8. says:

    An interesting, and to me unknown, story of the units sent into Europe with the Allied invasions to assess and protect as possible the historic monuments and great art of Italy The title is catchy, but misleading the Allied Monument Men helped find or repair a great deal, but a great deal was lost, as well The Italians themselves actually savedart the book s cover shows Michelangelo s David, which the Uffizi bricked up in a preservative silo, along with M s Slaves and other sculptur...


  9. says:

    Infound the book totally enjoyable for several reasons Some of which are it restores my faith in mankind, gives me proof of the value of art and its advocacy of restoration, restitution and protection of our world heritage be it a Renaissance painting...


  10. says:

    I just could not stick with this book I found it so terribly, terribly dry and hard to keep up with in terms of the people who were involved I WANTED to like the book and learn about how the art and other relics were helped to survive the war, but I just could not do it.


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