Scenes from the Battle of Monte Cassino, Italy, during World War II.
Italy Date:1944, January Duration:1 min 18 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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