The True Story of The Monuments Men

George Clooney’s latest movie, The Monuments Men, reveals a long overlooked battle waged between Nazi Germany and Allied art experts during WWII.

Inspired by a book of the same name, The Monuments Men follows a specially selected group of men tasked with the job of recovering millions of pieces of art looted by the Nazis in World War II.

With a huge Hollywood cast including leading men Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman and Hugh Bonneville, the movie is an entertaining war caper with an astonishing true story at its heart.

Read on to learn more about the real Monuments Men and the precious works of art they recovered and returned to their rightful homes…

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