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On the Anniversary of the Battle of Monte Cassino

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

Writing  these remarks at the request of our editor- in–chief, I first wish to say that I did not take part in the Battle of Monte Cassino, having fought the battle of the River Bzura.  But that is another story.  A great deal has been written about the Battle of Monte Cassino beginning with the work of Melchior Wankowicz.  British and American publications have given little coverage, if not altogether ignored, the tremendous contributions that the Second Corps made towards the great victory in that conflict.

So it is important for us to look at a recently published history which is quite lengthy (456 pages) and detailed:  Matthew Parker’s Monte Cassino – The Story of the Hardest Fought Battle of World War II.