Cassino is located at the foot of Monte Cairo near the confluence of the Gari and Liri rivers. The city is best known as the site of the Abbey of Montecassino and the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War II, which resulted in huge Allied and German casualties as well as the near total destruction of the town itself.It is also home to the University of Cassino.
Shelves: non-fiction, history, war The battles of Monte Cassino were part of the Allied march through Italy during WWII. Often overshadowed by the great invasion at Normandy, these battles were both diversionary and essential in the Allied cause. It is a work of meticulous preparation and research.
The battle for Monte Cassino was Britain's bitterest and bloodiest encounter with the German Army on any front in World War Two.' Matthew Parker, Monte Cassino. Headline Books 2003. 'The Battle of Anzio was nightmarish. In its pure awfulness it stands comparison with any other battle of the Italian Campaign.The last one was Monte Cassino, The Hardest Battle of World War II by Matthew Parker. In some ways it was the best for last. The book begins with an outline of the Italian Campaign strategy that led to the epic Battle(s) of Monte Cassino. The Italian Campaign in general was Churchill's idea.Monte Cassino (today usually spelled Montecassino) is a rocky hill about 130 kilometres (81 mi) southeast of Rome, in the Latin Valley, Italy, 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the west of the town of Cassino and 520 m (1,706.04 ft) altitude. Site of the Roman town of Casinum, it is best known for its abbey, the first house of the Benedictine Order, having been established by Benedict of Nursia himself.
The book leaves you with a real understanding of the incredible hardships and waste of human life associated with this event above and beyond many others of WWII. I bought this book after visiting and touring Monte Cassino on a recent trip to Italy, and I really wish I had read it before the trip rather than afterward. This book would be a must.
The book does a good historical presentation of the Battle of Monte Cassino and the plight of its importance in WWII. The key to Rome or an over exaggeration of importance is a major point and counterpoint as well as are the Allies or Axis Powers the good guys or the bad guys. The influence of Catholic morals, Catholic upbringing and Post Catholic sentiment leads those on either side to.
Monte Cassino was one of the most bitter and bloody battles of the Second World War, causing tens of thousands of casualties over five months in 1943-44. Now, almost 70 years later, the bravery.
This book was first published in 1984 and is still one of the better researched books covering the fighting around Cassino in Italy in 1944. In over 587 pages the author covers nearly ever facet of the fighting both from the Allied side and the Axis. From the soldier in the ruined villages and trenches to the Top Brass wondering what to do next. This is a well researched and well presented.
World War II. Battle of Monte Cassino; Memorials: Wojtek Memorial Trust: Website: thesoldierbear.com: He accompanied the bulk of the II Corps to Italy, serving with the 22nd Artillery Supply Company. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, in Italy in 1944, Wojtek helped move crates of ammunition and became a celebrity with visiting Allied generals and statesmen. After the war, mustered out of the.
Museum Battle of Monte Cassino. Second World War (1939-1945) Via S.Marco 23, Cassino; Italy Lazio Cassino; Unfortunately this museum is closed permanently nowadays. This museum tells the story of the Battle of Monte Cassino, which lasted from 19 July 1943 to 18 May 1944. For current visiting hours, please contact the museum. Do you have more information about this location? Inform us! Source.
Many of the books dealing with WWII either deliberately, or through lack of proper research by the authors omit the involvement of Polish troops in the Italian Campaign and especially the battles for Monte Cassino, Ancona and Bologna. Monte Cassino is most commonly referred as an Allied victory. Some books give the credit to the French colonial troops. Breakthrough the Gustav Line was indeed.
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 w.
Tells the story of the Battle for Monte Cassino which blocked the Allies road to Rome in early 1944, was fought over terrible terrain and in appalling conditions, and saw human sacrifice and privation beyond imaginations. A clean crisp paperback in removable protective plastic sleeve.
Four days later, an attempt was made north of Cassino by Major General Charles W. Ryder's 34th Infantry Division with the goal of crossing the river and wheeling left to strike Monte Cassino. Crossing the flooded Rapido, the division moved into the hills behind the town and gained a foothold after eight days of heavy fighting. These efforts were supported by the French Expeditionary Corps to.
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