Battle of Monte Cassino. 1944.

The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome) was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against Germany on Gustav during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. From january to april 1944 Germany repelled attacks of British, U.S. and French Corps. On 11 may started Operation Diadem (Honker) – fourth battle undertaken also by Polish II Corps commanded by Gen. Władysław Anders and … a bear from Iran, called Wojtek – he carried artillery shells during the battle. On 18 may the German position collapsed and polish flag hung over monastery ruins. The road ro Rome was open. Map below shows the locations of artillery. Wikipedia.

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Title: Bitwa o Monte Cassino. Plan ogni artylerii. Publisher: Szefostwo Służby Geograficznej 2 Korpusu Polskiego. Place of publisching: Italy Date: 1944. Language: polish Description: scale 1:25000. Central meridian: Greenwich. Source MapyWig.


Artykuł po polsku.

 

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