The Battle of Monte Cassino

In January 1944 the allies launched a major offensive against the Germans in Italy. It would be one of the longest battles of the Second World War, lasting four months and causing over 100,000 casualties. We hear from two allied veterans, one British, one Polish.

Photo: Abbey of Monte Cassino in ruins in ruins after it was bombed by allied forces (Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Fri 17 Jan 2014 08:50 GMT

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