Real-life World War II thriller The Monuments Men arrives in UK cinemas this Friday, and we’ll have our review up on site in the next couple of days.

To tide you over until then, here’s a new featurette that looks at the inspiration for the film, the true story of a group of American and British soldiers that entered Germany to locate and salvage priceless works of art stolen by the Nazis.

Mixing news footage with interview snippets with the likes of director/star George Clooney, this should set you up nicely if you plan on going to see the film.

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Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.