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Apr 4, 2009 - Echos of war

Saturday 4th April. First thing we drove up to the monastery of Casino, site of one of the most famous battles of WWII. As you probably know the German line of defence ran across a line of mountains from one side of Italy to the other and Casino was the most important and most heavily defended. During the battle 20,000 plus Germans died together with more than a thousand free Poles, 900 free French and 4,000 British Commonwealth troops. Both the monasteries on the top of the mountain and the town of Casino in the valley were completely...

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