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A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, 13th May, 1944.   Monte Cassino was a hilltop Abbey situated less than 2 kilometres to the west of the town of Cassino which dominated the entrance to the surrounding Liri valley.   The effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy of the artillery encountered by the advancing Allied forces lead them to believe that the…

A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, May,

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Ruins of the Town of Cassino, Italy, April The Battle of Monte Cassino…

A New Zealand sniper positions himself amongst the ruins and takes aim with his rifle during the Battle of Monte Cassino. The Battle of Monte 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. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. Cassino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. 26 March 1944.

A New Zealand sniper positions himself amongst the ruins and takes aim with his rifle during the Battle of Monte Cassino. The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies.

Military and Aviation German tank crew works on their Panther Mk IV during the Battle of Monte Cassino

A German Panzer crew attempt to restore their Panzer IV tank's mobility after being damaged at Monte Cassino

‘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…

Another Wojtek the Soldier Bear photo. (Also known as "Voytek" depending on the transliteration from the original Polish.

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