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.

Allied Polish soldiers carry a dead comrade from the rubble of Monte Cassino shortly after the fall of the abbey during the Battle of Monte Cassino. Dead German defenders, including one stripped of his hobnail boots lie along the path. The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies (including, American, Polish, Free French, British, Canadian, Indian, Algerian, Moroccan, New Zealand, Nepali, South African and Italian Royalist troops, amongst others) against…

Allied Polish soldiers carry a dead comrade from the rubble of Monte Cassino shortly after the fall of the abbey during the Battle of Monte Cassino. Dead German defenders, including one stripped of his hobnail boots lie along the path. The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies (including, American, Polish, Free French, British, Canadian, Indian, Algerian, Moroccan, New Zealand, Nepali, South African and Italian Royalist troops, amongst others) against…

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,

Ruins of the Town of Cassino, Italy, April 1944. The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four WWII battles fought by the Allies between January 17, 1944 and May 19, 1944. The Allies intent was to break through German lines and seize Rome. These operations resulted in casualties of over 54,000 Allied and 20,000 German soldiers and destroyed the historic abbey of Monte Cassino and the town below.

Ruins of the Town of Cassino, Italy, April 1944. The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four WWII battles fought by the Allies between January 17, 1944 and May 19, 1944. The Allies intent was to break through German lines and seize Rome. These operations resulted in casualties of over 54,000 Allied and 20,000 German soldiers and destroyed the historic abbey of Monte Cassino and the town below.

Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, Jan 1944: The crew of this disabled Panzer is feverishly trying to repair a blown track while under fire. Manhandling hundreds of kilos of steel into place is a hard job under ideal conditions, let alone under machine gun fire. Fortunately for the Panzer troops, their tank provides cover while the job proceeds.

Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, Jan 1944: The crew of this disabled Panzer is feverishly trying to repair a blown track while under fire. Manhandling hundreds of kilos of steel into place is a hard job under ideal conditions, let alone under machine gun fire. Fortunately for the Panzer troops, their tank provides cover while the job proceeds.

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 Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. At the beginning of 1944 the western half of the Winter Line was being anchored by Germans holding the Rapido-Gari Liri and Garigliano valleys and some of the surrounding peaks and ridges. Together these features…

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 Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. At the beginning of 1944 the western half of the Winter Line was being anchored by Germans holding the Rapido-Gari Liri and Garigliano valleys and some of the surrounding peaks and ridges. Together these features…

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.

A drawing for the US Army 'Stars and Stripes' newspaper shows a U.S. soldier transporting supplies by mule during the Battle of Monte Cassino in May 1944. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

A drawing for the US Army 'Stars and Stripes' newspaper shows a U.S. soldier transporting supplies by mule during the Battle of Monte Cassino in May 1944. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

The Battle of Monte Cassino and the Breaking of the Gustav Line - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/battle-monte-cassino-breaking-gustav-line.html

The Battle of Monte Cassino and the Breaking of the Gustav Line - https://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured/battle-monte-cassino-breaking-gustav-line.html

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