U.S. troops fire guns, advance on a field and drop bombs at a historic abbey in Italy during the Battle of Cassino.
Italy Date:1943 Duration:4 min 24 sec Sound:Yes
A documentary television program depicts the role of U.S. soldiers in the Battle for Cassino which was a part of the Italian Campaign during World War II. U.S. 6th Armored Infantry Regiment troops advance on trucks. A barrel of a gun in the foreground. Fire by tanks and artillery. Mountains in the foreground. A town on the foot of Monastery Hill. A historic abbey which contains many medieval treasures. A German official at the abbey. A German soldier looks through binoculars. Troops around an artillery fire. A hand holding a leaflet. Leaflets are fired. A U.S. aircraft in flight over Monastery Hill and a pilot in the cockpit. Aircraft drop bombs over the abbey . Smoke rises due to an explosion. Soldiers fire guns. German troops at the abbey look through the binoculars. They fire guns. 5th Army troops on tanks advance. Aircraft in flight. Colonel William W. Quinn seated in a chair talks about the next story that is the invasion of Southern France.
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