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Cassino (Paperback)

WWII Battlefield Guides WW2 Battlefield Guidebooks SAS & Elite Forces

By Lt Col. Ian Blackwell
Imprint: Battleground
Series: Battleground Books: WWII
ISBN: 9781844152353
Published: 1st June 2005
Last Released: 1st August 2007

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The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis' Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France, India and New Zealand were all thrown into the fray with appalling loss of life.

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Battle of Monte Cassino

17th January 1944

The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis'Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France and India were all thrown into the fray with appalling loss of life.


Allies win the Battle of Monte Cassino

18th May 1944

World War II: Allied troops led by the Polish Army, finally win the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy. The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis'Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France and India were all thrown into the fray with appalling loss of life.


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