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The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.

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22 Jan 44: Day 1 of 136 of the Battle of Anzio. In an effort to end the costly stalemate at Monte Cassino, Italy, the US 5th Army lands two divisions against German forces at Anzio, 30 miles South of Rome. Although initial landings are very successful, failure to capitalize quickly will lead to months of heavy fighting. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0122&s=440122 #WWII

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World war II Cassino (Italy) 1944 #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

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Cassino: The “day after” of one of most fierce battles of the WW2. Spring 1944.

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The battle for Cassino and Monastry Hill, which began on the 15.3.1944 when medium and heavy bombers rainet bombe on objectiven for thr... and a half hours, was continued by the greatest artillery barrage so far laid in the Italian theatre, to cover the advance of the Allied tanks and infantry as they entered the town. Fires fighting continu...

Polish soldiers of 2nd Polish Corp, raise Polish Flag atop Monte Cassino

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The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.

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from BBC News

Story of Poland's 'soldier bear' Wojtek turned into film

A soldier gets to grips with Wojtek. Photo courtesy of The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

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ruins of monte cassino Google Image Result for http://scottsvillemuseum.com/wwii/veterans/williamschneiderphotos/WWII_MOUT_CassinoApr44b.jpg

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The Battle For Monte Cassino – A Monument To the Bravery of Ordinary German Soldiers

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