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 the photo shows the allies over looking casino,

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 the photo shows the allies over looking casino,

The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. Over 4,100 men of the II Polish Corps lost their lives on Monte Cassino.

The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. Over 4,100 men of the II Polish Corps lost their lives on Monte Cassino.

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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

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

German paratrooper during the battle of Monte Cassino with a MG 42 and MP40 SMG, Monte Cassino,Roma, Italy, Jan-May 1944.

German paratrooper during the battle of Monte Cassino with a MG 42 and MP40 SMG, Monte Cassino,Roma, Italy, Jan-May 1944.

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

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

‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. -- He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He moved with the company to Iraq and then through Syria, Palestine and Egypt. ‘He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. -- ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the…

‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. -- He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He moved with the company to Iraq and then through Syria, Palestine and Egypt. ‘He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. -- ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the…

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

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

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.

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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