Battle Monte Cassino January - May 1944 (MH 1984) Troops of the 2nd Polish Corps throwing grenades at the enemy during heavy fighting around Monte Cassino.

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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.

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Cassino, Italy: The “day after” of one of most fierce battles of the World War II. Spring 1944.

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Story of Poland's 'soldier bear' Wojtek turned into film

A soldier gets to grips with Wojtek. Photo courtesy of The Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum

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The Abbey of Montecassino (Abbazia di Montecassino)

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BATTLES MONTE CASSINO JANUARY - MAY 1944 (NA 15352) Commander of the Polish 2nd Corps, Lieutenant General Władysław Anders and the Commander of the Allied Armies in Italy, General the Hon Sir Harold Alexander salute, after General Alexander had invested General Anders with the Order of the Bath in recognition of Polish services at Cassino. Lieutenant Eugeniusz Lubomirski, General Anders' adjutant, is standing behind his commander.

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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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