"When you walk in peaceful lanes so green - remember us -
and think what might have been" We do remember them.

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 World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.
We'd like to thank and acknowledge Freddy Swe for making this clip available on YouTube.

Other clips available on YouTube include:
Battle of Monte Cassino uploaded by Jacqueline Goode
Battlefield S5/E3 - The Battle for Monte Cassino uploaded by Vasile Iuga



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