Allied troops break through the Gustav line. Castleforte and Monte Cassino fall during World War II, in Italy.
Italy Date:1944, May Duration:2 min 35 sec Sound:Yes
Allied troops break through the German Gustav line, during World War II. Allies troops fire guns, howitzers, mortars and machine guns on Nazi positions. French troops fire artillery and Sherman tanks fire. Explosions and smoke rise. French troops capture Castelforte, nicknamed 'little Cassino' on May 14. German prisoners are being taken as they surrender. Wounded Allied soldiers. Troops move through the ruins of captured Castleforte. British break through the Gustav line and on May 18 capture destroyed Monte Cassino. View of broken walls of the gutted Benedictine Abbey. Gutted buildings of town. Ruined building. Allied troops move ahead and advance. Bedraggled inhabitants return to their towns. An old woman eats bread. Planes in flight.
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