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The Monuments Men

Now Playing Synopsis: Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Cal Thomas: Humiliation nation(s)

...after its defeat in World War I. The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to disarm, concede territory and pay reparations. Hitler's rise to power two decades later was in large part due to his appeal to German nationalism and pride, which is precisely...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-22/cal-thomas-humiliation-nations
Opinion
President Obama's Munich

...disarmament agreements between the United States and the Soviet Union.A better analogy would be the 1938 Munich Pact, which gave Hitler part of Czechoslovakia in the vain hope that war could be avoided. It is worth noting that several of the nations that were...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-11-25/president-obamas-munich
Opinion
Reeling it in: Legos, monuments and great expectations

...dropped into the middle of Europe in an effort to rescue the greatest works of art in the western world from the clutches of Hitler. Starring Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, that silent movie guy from "The Artist," and Lord Grantham...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-02-12/reeling-it-in-legos-mo
Arts & Entertainment

...owned half of the collection.After Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933, the story...Treasure because he had planned to give it to Hitler as a gift."These were not just any Nazis. We are talking about Goering and Hitler themselves," Urbach said.The Prussian...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-01-15
Arts & Entertainment
Why won't Jimmy Kimmel apologize some more?

...festooned with swastikas and pictures of the comedian with a Hitler mustache, accusing him of "manipulating children" and "promoting racial genocide." Needless to say, if Adolf Hitler's crime had been joking around with kids who innocently...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-11-13/why-wont-jimmy-kimmel-apologize-s
Opinion
The last of the 'Greatest Generation' pass into memory with the 59th observance of Veterans Day

...drove a half-track from La Havre, France through the Battle of the Bulge into Luxembourg and on into Austria before Adolf Hitler shot himself as the war in Europe ended. "We moved all over," Logan said of his unit's fighting route through Europe...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-11-09/into-history
News
2014 travel hot spots: Sochi, Brazil, Berlin, Sarajevo

...6 is the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, which marked a turning point in defeating Hitler in World War II. Past milestone anniversaries have drawn veterans of the invasion, but that generation is rapidly dwindling...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-12-26/2014-travel-hot-spots-sochi-braz
Outdoors
Generation War

Now Playing Synopsis: Five young German friends find their lives torn apart when Adolf Hitler plunges Europe into war in this epic miniseries from director Philipp Kadelbach (Hindenburg). Called to serve his country when fighting erupts on the eastern front, decorated officer Willhelm (Volker Bruch) races off to the battlefield alongside his nervous younger sibling Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Meanwhile, hopeful that her true love Wilhelm will soon return to her, optimistic nurse Charlotte (Miriam Stein) opts to serve in the Red Cross. But the horrors Charlotte witnesses quickly erode her youthful idealism, and as her best friend Greta (Katharina Schüettler) aspires to become a famous singer, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) attempts to survive by blending in with the Polish Resistance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schuttler, Ludwig Trepte, Miriam Stein, Christiane Paul, Sylvester Groth, Gotz Schubert, Mark Waschke, Maxim Mehmet Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Syria seduction

...agreements. One hates to resurrect Adolf Hitler, but the Munich Agreement of 1938 serves...Sudetenland region of Czechoslovakia, as long as Hitler agreed not to attempt to annex any other land. Hitler broke the pact in 1939 when he invaded Poland...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-16/the-syria-seduction
Opinion

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