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.

New Zealand sniper corporal posing with his MkI (T) in the ruins of Cassino, 26 March 1944

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: Phase Four - Polish Army (A race against death)

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,

German prisoners captured by New Zealand troops are held beside a Sherman tank. After repeated unsuccessful assaults, the Allied offensive was again called off on 22 March.

[Photo] Two New Zealand soldiers guarding a group of German prisoners of war, Monte Cassino, Italy, Mar 1944

“German Fallschirmjäger prisoners captured by New Zealand troops are held beside a Sherman tank,

The Battle of Monte Cassino (January 1944-May 1945) was a series of battles during the Italian campaign. The Allies struggled to capture the western anchor of the Gustav Line and the Roman Catholic abbey of Monte Cassino. Three failed offensives resulted in the destruction of the abbey as aerial bombardment of the region, failed to produce the desired result. Finally, in May 1944, the Gustav Line collapsed, with the Second Polish Corps succeeding in capturing the abbey.

The Battle of Monte Cassino (January 1944-May 1945) was a series of battles during the Italian campaign. The Allies struggled to capture the western anchor of the Gustav Line and the Roman Catholic abbey of Monte Cassino. Three failed offensives resulted in the destruction of the abbey as aerial bombardment of the region, failed to produce the desired result. Finally, in May 1944, the Gustav Line collapsed, with the Second Polish Corps succeeding in capturing the abbey.

Soldiers in ruins of Cassino Battlefront, Italy, 5 April 1944 by George Frederick Kaye

Zealand Division Soldiers during manoeuvres in ruins of the Cassino Battlefront, Italy, 5 April 1944

German paratrooper during the battle of Monte Cassino with a MG 42 and MP40 SMG, Monte Cassino,Roma, Italy, Jan-May 1944.

German paratrooper during the battle of Monte Cassino with a MG 42 and SMG, Monte Cassino,Roma, Italy, Jan-May Pin by Paolo Marzioli

‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. -- He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He moved with the company to Iraq and then through Syria, Palestine and Egypt. ‘He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. -- ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the…

Another Wojtek the Soldier Bear photo. (Also known as "Voytek" depending on the transliteration from the original Polish.

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Ruins of the Town of Cassino, Italy, April The Battle of Monte Cassino…

1442 Italy Stamps MNH Poste Italiane 1929 Monte Cassino Red 75+15 C Very Rare ££

1442 Italy Stamps MNH Poste Italiane 1929 Monte Cassino Red 75+15 C Very Rare ££

BATTLE CASSINO JANUARY-MAY 1944 (IA 15552)   Second Phase 15 February - 10 May 1944: An American B-17 Flying Fortress bomber photographed over Monte Cassino during the first Allied air raid on the Monastery.

IA Second Phase 15 February - 10 May An American Flying Fortress bomber photographed over Monte Cassino during the first Allied air raid on the Monastery 15 February 1944

A New Zealand soldier at the battlefront in Cassino, Italy - 5 April 1944  Photo by George Kay  This is a staged photograph used for propaganda purposes. During the month of April, there was a lull in the fighting during the Battle of Monte Cassino as the third battle had come to a conclusion at the end of March and the fourth, and final, battle would not begin until early May.

A New Zealand soldier at the battlefront in Cassino, Italy - 5 April 1944 Photo…

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