The Monuments Men-- a group of American and British museum directors, curators, art historians, and artists-- are given the task of preventing the destruction of art and architecture, preserving the cultural treasures, and locating art stolen in the name of 'the spoils of war' during WWII. They were a dogged group of army 'misfits', who scrounged for equipment and transportation and respect---and somehow got results. It's hard to believe that the work of this group wasn't really recognized until 2007 when the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded them a medal, given to individuals or groups for work 'that deepened the nation's understanding of the humanities'. I have a couple friends who saw the movie and gave it mixed reviews, but I'm enjoying the book a lot.
More blue on the needles. That blob is going to be a hat to go with the little girl's coat for the movie. I posted to the movie group that the coat was finished, and another knitter said she had just 'translated' the pattern for the hat that went with it. I had yarn left over. How could I say no?
(I'm rather done with blue, though. Luckily, I'm almost done with this yarn, too.)