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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

Dutch speekskater takes gold as top American falters

...the goal that appeared to carom off a Latvian player. NORDIC COMBINED: Eric Frenzel, who served two years in the German army, won the individual normal hill. He led after ski jumping and powered home on the cross-country course. Frenzel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2014-02-12/dutch-speekskater-takes-
Stalingrad: An IMAX 3D Experience

Now Playing Synopsis: The bloodiest battle in the history of modern warfare serves as the focus of this sweeping war film from director Fyodor Bondarchuk (9th Company, Obitaemiy Ostrov). The year is 1942: The German army has devastated the city of Stalingrad in the Soviet Union, prompting a band of brave Russian soldiers to make their last stand in a strategic building on the bank of the Volga. When the cornered soldiers encounter a pair of Russian women who failed to flee before the German assault, an unlikely romance emerges against the backdrop of the defining battle that will ultimately become a crucial victory for the Allied forces -- but not before five months of ferocious fighting. Thomas Kretschmann, Petr Federov, and Yanina Studilina star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Petr Fedorov, Yanina Studilina, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Alexey Barabash, Andrei Smolyakov Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Robert Eugene Hutchinson (SFC EVANS, Ga.)

...National Defense Service Medal, (1st OLC) the Army of Occupation Medal Germany) German Efficiency Badge in Bronze, German Army Silver Marksmanship Badge, Parachutist Badge, Army Commendation Medal, O/S Bars (2), Vietnam Campaign Medal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/12/29/obi_505790.shtml
Obituaries
Fort Gordon honors POWs, MIAs

...Force staff sergeant's recall of his military service during World War II, including his time as a captive of the German army, remains vivid.It was in 1945 that the Russians liberated Allied forces, including American prisoners of war, from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-20/fort-gordon-honors-pows-mias
Around the Block

...p.m. today; Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; presented by Edith Ogden, who was drafted into the German Army during World War II when she was 16; www.augustamuseum.org; (706) 722-8454 Alzheimer's Association ? Dancing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2012-06-06/around-block
Benedict bore formidable burden

...studies for the priesthood. Two years later he was drafted into a Nazi anti-aircraft unit as a helper. He deserted the German army in April 1945, the waning days of the war.He called it prophetic that a German followed a Polish pope - with both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2013-02-11/benedict-bore-formidable-bur
Erwin Schaffran

...since 1995. Previously, he lived in Cincinnati, OH. He is a member of St. Teresa of Avila Parish. He was in the German Army and belonged to the German Friendship Club. Mr. Schaffran was known as the Bavarian Nut Man. Additional survivors...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000161778115
World War II Jewish icon had life filled with secrets

...nevertheless did business with the German army occupying the Netherlands. Frank...I, Frank was an officer in the German army; he relished his military service...Ahlers, Frank sold pectin to the German army, even after it conquered the Netherlands...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/13/art_380997.shtml
Arts
Fort Benning honors fallen German POWs

...soldiers, place colorful silk flowers in urns at each grave throughout the year. And each November, Fort Benning's German Army liaison team plays host to Volkstrauertag - Germany's day of mourning - to honor the dead soldiers, most of whom...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/14/met_434377.shtml
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