“ A German fallschirmjäger (paratrooper) observes low ground from an elevated position. The German use of terrain in their defensive line at Monte Cassino was brutally effective, allowing German forces to hold the position for four.
The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome.
World War II in Color: The Italian Campaign and the Road to Rome, 1944 Ruins of the town of Monte Cassino, a result of massive Allied bombing during an attempt to dislodge German troops occupying the city,
NA A Sherman tank and jeep of the Brigade entering the ruins of Cassino. The monastery of Cassino had formed the focal point of the German Gustav Line which they had successfully defended since November 1943