European sites, art tell tales of Monuments Men

Feb 06 2014, 18:04 IST
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SummaryThe group's mission was to save cultural treasures during World War II.

Italy in 1944. Pictures from the war show people walking across the rubble that was once the bridges. Edsel says the now rebuilt bridges are ''part of the altered legacy that we live with today.''

Monuments Man Deane Keller's work to restore the heavily damaged Camposanto building in Pisa meant so much to him that he was buried there after his 1992 death. During the war, frescos in the ancient cemetery located near the city's Leaning Tower were damaged from a fire during a fight for the city. Keller worked with a team to salvage and save what they could.

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