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Monte Cassino January-May 1944: The Legend of the Green Devils
In early 1944, two Allied armies were ready to launch a massive assault against German forces in central Italy so they could then march northwards to Rome. There were three routes available to get there. The fastest one passed through the Liri valley, but the entrance was blocked by the rugged Monte Cassino massif, with its hilltop medieval monastery and the town below. In ...more
Published July 19th 2017 by Fonthill Media
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I had a grandfather and an uncle who fought at this location during their WWII service. Both of them were uncommunicative about their war years so their experiences were inaccessible to me. Although this book did give me some context, it was not well written and disturbingly descriptive at times of Nazi soldiers and paratroopers in glorifying terms.