German view of the Battle of Monte Cassino, in Italy, during World War 2
Italy Date:1944, January Duration:3 min 0 sec Sound:Yes
The Italian Campaign and battle of Monte Cassino in World War Two. A map shows Italy and surrounding areas. A German soldier reads a local military newspaper called The Southern Front. View of the town of Monte Cassino, with German troops moving cautiously through the rubble. Other German troops under cover in wooded area. They observe American aircraft bombing Monte Cassino. A German officer, in a glen, makes plans with his staff. German troops move along and across a stream and take up positions behind a hill. They fire at Allied troops. Several of them fire grenades from their rifles. Advancing, they come across body of fallen American soldier. An American soldier is taken prisoner. Shoulder patch of the 34th 'Red Bull' Division is seen on his uniform. His captors smoke cigarettes with him, and examine his helmet. Several American soldiers are taken prisoner and escorted to an area where they are questioned.
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