The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men (2014)

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Correction: I am watching the Monuments Men right now. The record Bill Murray receives is a a 78, not a 45. During the war, personal 78's were often made to send overseas to those fighting. Holes for 45s were the size of a half dollar. The hole in the record Murray pulls out of the package has a pencil sized hole in the middle, like a later LP. This is not an error.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the American Flag is left at the entrance to a mine, the flag used is a current one with 50 stars. Alaska and Hawaii were not states during World War II.


Correction: The stars were in a 6x8 rectangle, meaning 48.

Corrected entry: When Claire is yelling at Stahl through the fence that she sees him and he shoots at her, her hands keep changing position on the fence between shots. (00:26:40)

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Correction: I'm watching and re-watching and her hands stay in the same place on the fence.


Factual error: The Map of Europe used for plotting their route displays the Netherlands incorrectly, showing its two major central polders (low-lying reclaimed landmasses surrounded by dikes) which weren't drained and finally completed until 1968.

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Frank Stokes: You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they'll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it's as if they never existed. That's what Hitler wants and that's exactly what we are fighting for.

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Answer: Preston was loosely based on the real-life Lincoln Kirstein. Prior to WWII, he was a noted writer and an influential person in the cultural arts in America. When the war broke out, he enlisted in the army with the rank of private. He eventually joined the Army's Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives unit, later known as the Monuments Men. He was selected for his abilities, regardless of his military rank. The movie reflected that.

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