Germans defend Cassino and Monte Cassino abbey in Italy during World War II. Cassino Monastery before U.S. Attack. U.S. bombs burst in Cassino Monastery. Ruins of Cassino Monastery. German officers with abbot of Cassino in a car. Officers salute him as car driven away. German officers and abbot of Cassino. Ruins and bombed buildings of Cassino. Men inspects ruins and evacuate casualties.
Allied troops occupy Cassino in Italy. The allied troops advance with tanks and artillery. They fire from damaged buildings. Enemy comes out of hiding places and surrender. Soldiers patrol in occupied and destroyed town of Cassino. Soldiers give candy to Italian children. General Charles De Gaulle and General Clark converse with each other.
Allied campaign in Italy during World War 2. Supreme Commander of the Allied forces General Dwight D. Eisenhower emerges from War Room tent, with General Mark Clark, on the central front in Italy. An officer briefs the General. A map of Italy depicts the location of Cassino and Rome. The map depicts the course of the Rapido River and the Allied strategy to drive away the Germans from the area. Allied soldiers fight in the streets and at "Hangmans Hill". British soldiers in combat. British medics try to assist a wounded comrade. Damaged buildings and wounded soldiers. A map of Italy depicts Allied landings at Anzio. An LST ( Landing Ship Tank) beached at Anzio as American and British troops unload. German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel and General Field Marshal Albert Kesselring of Germany. Allied equipment advances in Anzio. German soldier divisions are seen advancing on roads to attack the new Allied threat to their flank. German Luftwaffe fighters seen overhead as they bomb an Allied convoy in a harbor in Anzio. Aerial closeup of German Junkers JU 87 dive bomber aircraft as it dives toward Allied ships. On ship view of Allied navy guns on ships opening fire on attacking Nazi German airplanes. View from beach of may explosions at and near Allied ships in harbor. Aerial view of formation of German aircraft diving toward battle. Closeup view of British antiaircraft gun operator as he sights cross hairs and presses foot control to open fire on German aircraft. Buildings and military vehicles near Allies on beach blown up and on fire during air raid. A DUKW ( amphibious truck ) burns in a street. Allied soldiers fight against the Germans, holding the beach. The Allies lay down an artillery barrage. Dead and injured soldiers of the Allied Army. Ship packed with injured U.S. Army soldiers on the deck moves toward a hospital ship anchored off shore. Allied prisoner soldiers (most American POWs) taken prisoner by the Germans are marched on a street under German guard. In Cassino, Germans continue to hold Benedictine Monastery atop hill in Cassino. Aerial view of American B-27 bomber aircraft as Allied air raid drops bombs on and near the Abbey to drive out the Germans. Bombs impact and billows of smoke rise up. Nearly 543 Allied aircraft bombard the city of Cassino one month later to attack the remaining Nazis. Allied forces prepare for an all out assault. Supply convoys seen moving on roads toward front. British and Polish troops marching toward front. Additional American forces marching. French Expeditionary Corps soldiers taking up positions. Equipment arrives and soldiers being regrouped for the assault. The assault is launched and Allied artillery fire seen lighting up the sky at night with brilliant flashes and explosions on May 11, 1944. Allied commander Field Marshal Harold Alexander looks on as Allied forces push forward on the morning of May 12.
Germans in Italy for religious propaganda during World War II. Map of Italy. German troops on Italian font. Despite an Allied attack, bring up supplies by mule and truck to reinforce their positions. Military action of German troops for religious propaganda. Cassino Monastery before U.S. Attack. U.S. bombs burst on Cassino Monastery. Ruins of Cassino Monastery. German troops escort Abbot Gregorian Di Mare to Vatican city from the ruins of Monte Cassino. German officers and Abbot of Cassino. Ruins and wreckage in Castle Gandolfo. Men inspect ruins and evacuate casualties. Dead bodies of women and children.
The Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy. Aerial view of San Vittore to the west. U.S. troops walk along a mountain road, as an Italian woman, holding a small child, watches from the roadside. Views of the town and Abbey of Monte Cassino, from mountainside outlook. Aerial view of Abbey on mountaintop. M7 Priest SP firing 105mm howitzer from camouflaged position. U.S. troops escorting Italian prisoners of war (POWs). American soldier carries several artillery shells up a hill. Several Sherman tanks of the 756th Tank Battalion are parked in a quarry below him. (The quarry is on the Cassino - Caira Rd north of Cassino.} Group of Italian civilians walk past a line of Sherman tanks parked along the empty riverbed of the Rapido River. U.S. soldier observes the Abbey of Monte Cassino through binoculars. Two American soldiers climb aboard an M4 Sherman tank mired down in the mud.(It has been identified as tank number C-14 belonging to the 3rd Platoon of C Company, 756th Tank Battalion.) Their Jeep is parked beside it. U.S. soldiers dug in along a roadside. One soldier plays solitaire with cards. Two soldiers place several propaganda leaflets into artillery shells.
German soldiers at Cassino front in Italy during World War II. A map locates sites in Italy. Close up views of the heavily damaged Monte Cassino Abbey and Cassino town ruins. Rubble all over the area from Allied bombing of the site. Crater field in front of the Cassino mountain area. Smoke arises from bombardment. German soldiers including paratroopers from 1st Parachute Division use a sighting device to locate Allied forces and plot artillery fire. Germans fire artillery at a patrol of four U.S. Sherman tanks. A German soldier smiles and smokes a cigarette. Allied gunners put down a smoke barrage to permit recovery. German soldiers firing mortars and machine guns at Allied forces through the smoke curtain, including point of view (POV) shot of Germans operating machine guns.