German paratroopers from 1st Parachute Division firing artillery and machine guns at Allied forces from Cassino Abbey ruins.
Italy Cassino front Date:1944 Duration:4 min 16 sec Sound:NO SOUND
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.
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