WAR ARTISTS IN MONTECASSINO AND IN ITALY 1943-1944
War Artists in the battle of Monte Cassino and in Italy in WW2.Professional artists have been always appointed by government for information and propaganda . Most of them were  professional  artists and some times were talented  soldiers  who gave their persepective of the war, sometimes  poignant representation of what the war was about,  eyewitness of dramatic events.I made some research to find sketches or paintings of Monte Cassi
 
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
 
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
 
CROSSING THE RIVER RAPIDO
THE DISASTER OF THE RAPIDO.All Texas should remember the Rapido as they remember the Alamo.We remember and honour their sacrifice! On 20th January 1944, 74 years ago today, the 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 Alli
 
Kamal Ram Gurjar - Youngest Indian to Receive the highest british military honor Victoria Cross by King George VI in Italy on 26th July 1944.
During the Winter 1943 when the Germans strategically retreated north of Naples, they destroyed all bridges to slow down the Allies. During the last battle  of Cassino, 11th to 18th May 1944, the 8th Indian division succeeded in placing two bridges over the river south of Sant' Angelo.On 12 May 1944, 3/8 Punjabis, the right-hand battalion, had been ordered as a first task to secure the line of the lateral road, thereafter striking for Point
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