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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: #WWII

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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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Met deze afbeelding wil ik laten zien dat Wojtek graag worstelt met soldaten, een van zijn opvallende kenmerken.

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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. Más

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

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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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A New Zealand soldier at the battlefront in Cassino, Italy - 5 April 1944 Photo by George Kay This is a staged photograph used for propaganda purposes. During the month of April, there was a lull in the fighting during the Battle of Monte Cassino as the third battle had come to a conclusion at the end of March and the fourth, and final, battle would not begin until early May.

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The Battle of Monte Cassino, 17 January – 18 May 1944. My father in law was there with New Zealand's 4th division

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