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.

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.

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…

War and Conflict, World War II, Italy, pic: 1944, An Allied Polish patrol marches through the streets of Cassino, the scene of bloody fighting between the Germans and Allied troops for Monte Cassino - pin by Paolo Marzioli

War and Conflict, World War II, Italy, pic: 1944, An Allied Polish patrol marches through the streets of Cassino, the scene of bloody fighting between the Germans and Allied troops for Monte Cassino - pin by Paolo Marzioli

German paratroopers in the cellar of a destroyed house in Cassino, Italy, 1944, photo 3 of 3

[Photo] German paratroopers in the cellar of a destroyed house in Cassino, Italy, 1944, photo 3 of 3

German paratroopers in the cellar of a destroyed house in Cassino, Italy, 1944, photo 3 of 3

A soldier from the 20th Armoured Regiment of the 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade leans against his American-made M4 Sherman tank following the end of the heavy bombardment against German forces to secure the town of Cassino, Italy, May 19, 1944. During the combat, known as 'the Battle of Monte Cassino' after the mountain at the base of which lay the town, most of the city destroyed, which necessitated its being rebuilt nearby following the conclusion of the hostilities. Pin by Paolo…

A soldier from the 20th Armoured Regiment of the 4th New Zealand Armoured Brigade leans against his American-made M4 Sherman tank following the end of the heavy bombardment against German forces to secure the town of Cassino, Italy, May 19, 1944. During the combat, known as 'the Battle of Monte Cassino' after the mountain at the base of which lay the town, most of the city destroyed, which necessitated its being rebuilt nearby following the conclusion of the hostilities. Pin by Paolo…

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.

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,

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.

Aerial view of Monte Cassino monastery and the surrounding hills. The monastery was destroyed during World War II and subsequently rebuilt. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Aerial view of Monte Cassino monastery and the surrounding hills. The monastery was destroyed during World War II and subsequently rebuilt. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

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