Monte Cassino

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Monte Cassino

(ˈmɒntɪ kəˈsiːnəʊ; Italian ˈmonte kasˈsiːno)
n
(Placename) a hill above Cassino in central Italy: site of intense battle during World War II: site of Benedictine monastery (530 ad), destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944, later restored
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Our front page revealed how Allied Forces had captured the strategic Italian hilltop monastery of Monte Cassino in one of the most bitterly fought battles of the Second World War.
US veterans involved in this assignment are interviewed in the film and explain how Allied airmen avoided bombing the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and how the US Army tried to postpone firing on the famed Italian hilltop monastery of Monte Cassino, which German troops had fortified, and how that decision cost many American lives.
I arrived beneath the monastery of Monte Cassino on a beautiful Italian July day.