They lost about 55 000 people by the end of the battle. The battle of monte cassino was fought january 17 to may 18 1944 during world war ii and saw the allies win after four bloody engagements.
The germans had around 20 000 killed and wounded by the end of the struggle.
Battle of monte cassino ww2. Chilling ww2 pictures and first hand accounts from brutal four month monte cassino battle reveal allies. Kesselring knew from the beginning of the allied invasion of italy that his fight would at best be a slow agonizing withdrawal. Monte cassino was an epic battle just for the courage of the soldiers who fought it.
Battle of monte cassino. At the beginning of 1944 the western half of the winter line was being anchored by germans holding the rapido. In truth the only indicator for a victory in this battle was that the gustav line fell.
De zogenoemde vierde slag om monte cassino werd uitgevochten door het poolse 2e korps onder generaal władysław anders bij de eerste aanval 11 12 mei leed het korps zware verliezen maar stelde wel het britse achtste leger onder generaal oliver leese in staat om door de duitse linies in de vallei van de rivier liri beneden het klooster te breken. Battle of monte cassino conclusions. The battle was won but it came at a high price for the allies.
Second battle of monte cassino order of battle february 1944 is a listing of the significant formations that were involved in the fighting on the winter line in february 1944 during the period generally known as the second battle of monte cassino allied armies in italy c in c. One interesting detail about the battle of monte cassino is how everyone fighting for it perceived it. Article on battle of monte cassino.
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 axis forces during the italian campaign of world war ii the intention was a breakthrough to rome. One of the longest and bloodiest battles of world war ii marked by assaults by the allies against the winter line in italy held by the german forces during. In the battle of monte cassino and the subsequent fight for rome in the following weeks the allies lost over 100 000 men.
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