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- 1 Apr 1944
- Monte Cassino
Battle in Italy
In September 1943 the Allies put ashore in southern Italy. During their march to the north there is a fierce battle over the strategically located Monte Cassino, between the advancing American / British invaders in the valley and the German defenders on the mountain. The Benedictine monastery on the mountain is bombed by the Allied air forces into a rubble.
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Program title: Polygoon Dutch News
Episode title: Week number 44-18
Extended info for: "Battle in Italy"
- Overview map Italian battlefield;
- Ruins of the monastery, German soldiers move through and observing the area with viewers;
- Overview shots (with telephoto) from the mountain, from the battlefield at the foot of the mountain, rising smoke of exploding shells, tank attack by the Allies which eliminates five tanks, interspersed with shots of men behind a piece of flak and German paratroopers who, amongst other things, attack the tanks or fire with several weapons (including guns, mortars and machine guns) from their hiding places.
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