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Vital Mass. links in ’40s WWII art rescues

Harvard’s Stout, colleagues were key ‘Monuments Men’

LOS ANGELES — The man who wrote the book on the daring rescue of Nazi-looted artworks put it simply: “We can’t tell the story of ‘The Monuments Men’ and not talk about Boston.”

Boston was “so absolutely important” to the success of that little-known but crucial World War II mission, said Robert Edsel. More attention is coming soon, in the form of a new movie out this week starring, co-written, and directed by George Clooney.

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