The Monuments Men
From Library Staff
True story of the special task force assigned to find and save classic works of art from the Nazis.
Felt good to watch a war movie that makes you feel like cheering at the end instead of crying.
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James: Well, if it weren't for us,
you'd be speaking German.
Claire: No. If it wasn't for you,
I might be dead.
But I would still be
President Truman: Michelangelo made it [the Bruges Madonna] right?
And you lost a man trying to save it.- Donald Jeffries. You think it was worth it, for a piece of art? Do you think Jeffries would say it was worth it, if he could speak?
Lieutenant: I think he would.
Truman: All right then, how about you, lieutenant? You were in charge, and this gets to the heart of the matter. Do you think 30 years from now, anyone's going to remember that these men died for a piece of art?
Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.
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