Monte Cassino. 1944

Yves Buffetaut

This Casemate Illustrated volume explores the battle of Monte Cassino, the repeated assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in early 1944 as they tried to break through towards Rome.
Publication date:
September 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Series :
Casemate Illustrated
Illustration :
b/w and color illustrations with several maps
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ISBN : 9781612007472

Dimensions : 254 X 178 mm


• This Casemate Illustrated title examines the battles of Monte Cassino in Italy, covering the various Allied attempts to take this important point on the Winter Line as they pushed north towards Rome
• The Allies assaulted Monte Cassino over several months until the final assault, undertaken by Polish soldiers, succeeded in taking the ruined abbey on May 18, 1944
• Packed with over 100 photographs, plus maps and detailed profiles

This Casemate Illustrated title explores the battle of Monte Cassino. To get to Rome, the Allies needed to break through the Winter and Gustav Lines, and in early 1944 they came up against the positions established by the Germans around the historic hilltop abbey of Monte Cassino. Commander General Clark codenamed the assault Operation Raincoat, and after heavy artillery the German army was pushed back to the Gustav Line. Allied strength was increased to 18 divisions (five British, five Commonwealth, one Polish, five American and two French), and preparation for the first battle began. Between January and May, Monte Cassino and the Gustav defenses were assaulted four times, and in May, the final assault saw Monte Cassino eventually captured.

This highly illustrated book has over 100 images and profiles illustrating the tanks and mortars of both the Germans and Allies, as well as several maps.