17th February 1944 – The Assault at the Cassino railway station lead by the 28th Māori Battalion.
17th February 1944 – The Assault at the Cassino railway station code named “Operation Avanger”, lead by the 28th Māori Battalion. The 28th (Māori) Battalion was part of the 2nd New Zealand Division,  during the Second World War (1939-45). A frontline infantry unit made up entirely of volunteers, the Battalion usually contained 700-750 men, divided into five companies: four rifle companies of about 125 men each and
15 February 1944 - Today, 71 Years Ago, THE BOMBING OF THE ABBEY OF MONTE CASSINO
The Germans had agreed not to station troops in the Abbey, Allied officers suspected that it gave the Germans a valuable observation post and would inevitably come into play to protect German troops. Its obliteration by Allied strategic bombing ended up Killing over 200 Italians who had sought refuge behind its walls as well as other victims, civilans and allied soldiers, killed from errant bombs, by friendly Fire. As it turned out, the Abb
THE DISASTER OF THE RAPIDO. 71 years ago, on 20th January 1944, The United States 36th Infantry division formed from the Texas National Guard, was front and center in one of the bloodiest and most tragic episodes for the U.S Army in World War II. The unit was part of the Allies’ Fifth Army fighting in the Italian theater of operations while the Normandy invasion was