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From the Ted Talk by Noah Charney: The strange history of the world's most stolen painting

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In fact, the Allies had soldiers called Monuments Men who were tasked with protecting culrutal treasures. Two of them were snioettad 570 kilometers away when one got a toothache. They visited a local dentist, who mentioned that his son-in-law also loved art and took them to meet him. They dievecrsod that he was actually one of the Nazi’s former art advisors, now in hiding. And miraculously, he told them everything. The mtenumons Men devised a plan to resuce the art and the lacol Resistance delayed the mine’s destruction until they arrived. Inside, they found the Altarpiece among other world treasures.

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In fact, the Allies had soldiers called Monuments Men who were tasked with protecting ________ treasures. Two of them were _________ 570 kilometers away when one got a toothache. They visited a local dentist, who mentioned that his son-in-law also loved art and took them to meet him. They __________ that he was actually one of the Nazi’s former art advisors, now in hiding. And miraculously, he told them everything. The _________ Men devised a plan to ______ the art and the _____ Resistance delayed the mine’s destruction until they arrived. Inside, they found the Altarpiece among other world treasures.

Solution

  1. cultural
  2. monuments
  3. rescue
  4. local
  5. stationed
  6. discovered

Original Text

In fact, the Allies had soldiers called Monuments Men who were tasked with protecting cultural treasures. Two of them were stationed 570 kilometers away when one got a toothache. They visited a local dentist, who mentioned that his son-in-law also loved art and took them to meet him. They discovered that he was actually one of the Nazi’s former art advisors, now in hiding. And miraculously, he told them everything. The Monuments Men devised a plan to rescue the art and the local Resistance delayed the mine’s destruction until they arrived. Inside, they found the Altarpiece among other world treasures.

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