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Protecting the Priceless

How one retired Army Reserve Major taught soldiers to save artworks and antiquities during wartime

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How quickly is this recognition filtering into the Army?
The manual was released in 2004, it took a while for it to get distributed, and let's face it, cultural property is not ultra-high on the priority list. The awareness of cultural property as an important aspect of the mission—that if you don't pay attention to it, there can be negative ramifications back home and in the theater of operations—that's come around.

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