Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery

Black and white photograph of Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery, 1943.

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Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Monastery, commanding a view of the Rapido Valley and the entrance to the Liri Valley, 1943. Attempts to wrest control from the Germans resulted in 80 percent casualty rates for some of the Thirty-fourth Division’s infantry units. Photograph by the U.S. Army.

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