Important People in The Monuments Men

Robert M. Edsel
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Major Ronald Edmund Balfour, First Canadian Army

Balfour was an art history expert at Cambridge University and a gentleman scholar before the war. Balfour joined the Monuments Men's original group trained by Stout in England. Balfour was the youngest of the original English born Monuments Men. Balfour was on the trail of the Bruges Madonna in Cleves, Germany, when he was killed in an explosion.

Private Harry Ettlinger, U.S. Seventh Army

Ettlinger grew up in the German town of Karlsruhe, Germany among a rich family history. When Ettlinger was still a young child, the laws in Germany began to change, causing hardship for his family as they lost business at their clothing store because they were Jews. Ettlinger’s family would eventually immigrate to America, leaving just a short time before the famous Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. Ettlinger joined the military six years after his...

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