A New Zealand sniper positions himself amongst the ruins and takes aim with his rifle during the Battle of 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 the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. Cassino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. 26 March 1944.

A New Zealand sniper positions himself amongst the ruins and takes aim with his rifle during the Battle of Monte Cassino. The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies.

Original colour 'photo of the almost unbelievable devastation left by the Battle of Monte Cassino, courtesy of "Life" magazine. JR.

World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 Ruins of the town of Monte Cassino, a result of massive Allied bombing during an attempt to dislodge German troops occupying the city,

Battle of Monte Cassino WWII - pin by Paolo Marzioli

Battle of Monte Cassino WWII - pin by Paolo Marzioli

A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, 13th May, 1944.   Monte Cassino was a hilltop Abbey situated less than 2 kilometres to the west of the town of Cassino which dominated the entrance to the surrounding Liri valley.   The effectiveness and pinpoint accuracy of the artillery encountered by the advancing Allied forces lead them to believe that the…

A Sherman Tank and (what looks like) a Humber Armoured Car sit on a foggy hilltop road, waiting for the call to advance during the Final Battle for Monte Cassino. Cassino, Italy, May,

Cloister of the Abbey of Monte Cassino

Cloister of the Abbey of Monte Cassino

La batalla de Monte Cassino (4 de enero al 18 de mayo 1944) | Fallschirmjäger, pin by Paolo Marzioli

La batalla de Monte Cassino (4 de enero al 18 de mayo 1944) | Fallschirmjäger, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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 The Battle of Monte Cassino…

Moroccan Goumiers, Monte Cassino, WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Moroccan Goumiers, Monte Cassino, WWII, pin by Paolo Marzioli

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