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

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The ruins of the town of Cassino after the Battle of Monte Cassino, January to May 1944. Part of The Winter Line and the Battle for rome Campaign.

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World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino

La batalla de Montecassino, a comienzo de de 1944, fue desgarradora. Esta abadía fue construida en el año 529 y durante la guerra se utilizaba como almacén para el arte. Los alemanes dijeron que los aliados no ocuparían la abadía pero los aliados bombardearon todos modos. La batalla se prolongó 5 meses. Los aliados perdieron 50.000 hombres, los alemanes 20.000. El arte fue destruido. Los alemanes se retiraron y los aliados tomaron Roma, pero el décimo ejército alemán escapó…

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This bear cub drinking milk from a bottle was found in Iran by Polish soldiers of 22nd artillery company in 1942. He was named Wojtek (meaning happy or smiling warrior) and travelled with them all over North Africa & Europe. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. Afterwards, an effigy of a bear holding an artillery shell was the official emblem of the 22nd Company

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World war II Cassino (Italy) 1944 #TuscanyAgriturismoGiratola

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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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Original colour 'photo of the almost unbelievable devastation left by the Battle of Monte Cassino, courtesy of "Life" magazine. JR.

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New Zealand troops fire on Axis positions during the Second Phase of the Battle of Monte Cassino. The four month long Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by Allied forces of the U.S.A., U.K., Italian Royalist Army, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian, Brazilian, Indian, South African, Polish, Free French, Nepalese Ghurkas, Moroccan Goumiers and others against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign. On 18 May 1944, it was…

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Cassino (Italy) by SMU Central University Libraries, via Flickr - aftermath of the Battle of Monte Cassino 1944

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