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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Abbey of Monte Cassino
Monte Cassino involved the abbey in the constant political struggles of the period.
Monte Cassino, collected monks from other houses to reinforce the community, and in 1370 appointed Andrew of Faenza, a Camaldolese, as superior.
Monte Cassino is the property of the Italian Government, which has declared it a national monument; the abbot, however, is recognized as Guardian in view of his administration of the
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 Abbey of Monte Cassino
The town of Cassinum (Cassino), lying at the foot of the mountain, had been destroyed by the Goths some thirty-five years earlier, but a temple of Apollo still crowned the summit of the mountain, and the few remaining inhabitants were still sunk in idolatry.
The bishops of Monte Cassino, nominated at Avignon, were secular prelates who never visited the diocese, but who appropriated the income of the abbey to their personal use.
At the present day Monte Cassino is the property of the Italian Government, which has declared it a national monument; the abbot, however, is recognized as Guardian in view of his administration of the diocese.
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 Fallschirmjäger: Monte Cassino
The monastery of Monte Cassino being bombed by Allied aircraft on 15 February 1944.
Heidrich assumed command of the Cassino sector on 20 February 1944, with Cassino and Monte Cassino being entrusted to Oberst Heilmann's 3rd Parachute Regiment (Heilmann would assume command of the 5th Parachute Division on 17 November 1944).
In addition, the Germans were in control of the heights of Monte Cifalco to the north, which gave a view of the entire offensive area of the Polish II Corps.
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The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four battles in World War II, fought by the Allies with the intention of breaking through the Gustav Line and seizing Rome.
General Juin was convinced that Cassino could be bypassed and the German defenses unhinged by this northerly route but his request for reserves to maintain the momentum of his advance was refused and the one available reserve regiment (from 36th Division) was sent to reinforce 34th Division.
Monte Cassino had fallen without a fight as the German paratroops, with supply lines threatened by the advance up the Liri valley, had evacuated the night before, commanded to continue fighting at another place.
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 Monte Cassino
Monte Cassino is a rocky hill about eighty miles (130 km) south of Rome, Italy, a mile to the west of the town of Cassino (the Roman Casinum having been on the hill) and 520 m (1700 ft) altitude.
A flourishing period of Monte Cassino followed its re-establishment in 718, when among the monks were Carloman, son of charles Martel; Ratchis,, predecessor of the great Lombard Duke and King Astolf and Paul the Deacon, the historian of the Lombards.
The memory of the Battle of Monte Cassino is kept alive by the American, British and Polish cemeteries situated in the vicinity of the monastery.Open to the public: From 0930-1230 and again from 1530 to sunset.
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 OSB. General Information. Monte Cassino, Italy.
King Totila's visit to Monte Cassino, in 543, is the only certain date we have in the saint's life.
From his fifth to thirteenth years of age the young Thomas Aquinas prepared at Monte Cassino for the liberal arts curriculum he began in 1236 at the university in Naples.
Monte Cassino was destroyed by the Lombards ca.
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 Abbey of Monte Cassino
St Benedict founded the Abbey of Monte Cassino, perhaps the oldest and most famous monastery in the world, in 529 A.D. Destroyed and rebuilt several times since then, it became a beacon of civilization throughout the Middle Ages.
Monte Cassino monks established the famous medical school at Salerno.
The memory of the Battle of Monte Cassino is kept alive by the American, British and Polish cemeteries situated in the vicinity of the monastery.
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 Monte Cassino. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Situated on a hill (1,674 ft/510 m) overlooking Cassino, it was founded c.529 by St. Benedict of Nursia, whose rule became that of all Benedictine houses in the world.
Monte Cassino was throughout the centuries one of the great centers of Christian learning and piety; its influence on European civilization is immeasurable (see Benedictines).
The buildings of the abbey were destroyed four times: by the Lombards (c.581); by the Arabs (883); by an earthquake (1349); and, after their restoration in the 17th cent., by a concentrated Allied aerial bombardment in 1944 (see Cassino).
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Monte Cassino is most commonly referred as an Allied victory.
Breakthrough the Gustav Line was indeed an Allied victory, capturing of the Monte Cassino Hill and the Abbey, Hills 593 and 569, San Angelo and Mas Albaneta was solely a Polish effort.
In May 1944 the 2nd Corps was in position to participate in the fourth battle for Monte Cassino.
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Cassino, Italy in foreground with Castle Cassino on small hill and the Monte Cassino Monastery on the large hill behind.
The town of Cassino, about 85 miles southeast of Rome, was a mile east of Monte Cassino, the 1700 foot hill top that guarded the entrance to the Liri valley, the most expeditious route to Rome on Route 6.
Cassino was finally taken in Operation DIADEM, the Allied spring 1944 offensive in Italy, beginning on 11 May under the overall command of General Sir Harold Alexander.
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 MONTE CASSINO - war cemetery in Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cassino is about 140 km south east of Rome and a short drive off the Autostrada.
On the high hill overlooking the town of Cassino and the Commonwealth War Cemetery is the Abbey of Monte Cassino.
The drive through the town and the stopover at the cemetery was a reminder of the devastation of war - the loss of many lives and the destruction of towns and cities.
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 Saint Meinrad :: Monastery : Monte Cassino Shrine
The small chapel of Monte Cassino is located on a hill near the Archabbey.
Surrounded by trees and panoramic views of the Anderson Valley, the shrine dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary is a testament to the age-old tradition of seeking God.
The history of Monte Cassino Shrine tells how a novena to Our Lady of Monte Cassino is credited for saving the village of St. Meinrad from a smallpox epidemic in 1871.
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 The ruins of the Abbey at Monte Cassino, 1944
The ruins of the Abbey at Monte Cassino, 1944
The Abbey at Monte Cassino (the Abbazia di Montecassino), bombed into rubble by the Allied forces, only to make ideal cover for the German troops who rapidly re-entered the Abbey after the bombing.
Monte Cassino tops any list of disgraces resulting from egocentric military leadership, planning and execution.
digitallibrary.smu.edu /cul/gir/ww2/mcsc/italy/pages/mcs031it.htm   (283 words)

 Battle of Monte Cassino   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1969, on the 25th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino, a souvenir sheet was issued featuring a portrait of the Polish General Wladyslaw Anders, 70 x 95 mm.
The famous abbey at Monte Cassino was founded in the year 529 on a former site of the temple of Apollo, 75 miles southeast of Rome.
From the heights - its altitude is 1,700 feet - it overlooks the town of Cassino and the surrounding countryside.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: abbey of Monte Cassino
In 1321 Pope John XXII made the church of Monte Cassino a cathedral and its abbot, a bishop.
In 1504 Pope Julius II united Monte Cassino to the Congregation of Saint Justina of Padua which was thenceforth known as the Cassinese Congregation.
It was confiscated by the Italian government with the other religious houses, 1866, but the abbot was given the title Guardian, in view of his administration of the diocese, one of the most extensive in Italy, which was united to the See of Atina, 1818.
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 Battle of Monte Cassino - the fifth greatest battle of
Town of Cassino, originally known as Cassimum, was regarded as a sacred place and was revered by the Romans.
Town of Cassino, in the three month prior to May 1944, has been devastated in the offensives led by the American 5th and British 8th armies.
Beginning of April, the Polish 2nd Corps was deployed to the front at Monte Cassino.
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Casa Monte Cassino is a humanitarian non-profit organization, founded in 1987 by Fred Vittiglio and takes its name from the founder’s hometown in Italy.
In the beginning, Casa Monte Cassino offered free room and board and assistance for the families of Italian children who were in need of treatment, for premature retinopathy, at specialized medical clinics in Boston.
The founder, his brother Guido and other volunteers, with the generous contributions from the Italian immigrants and their organizations, were able to renovate the building making it suitable to properly receive the families.
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 POLISH NEWS - Polish History Page - THE POLISH VICTORY AT MONTE CASSINO.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Abbey at Monte Cassino is one of the most famous abbeys in Europe.
Monte Cassino was again destroyed in 883 by the Saracens and restored in mid 900.
At the conclusion of Polish military operations in and near Monte Cassino, the Polish government in Exile, (London) established a campaign cross to commemorate the battle.
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Before D-Day there was Monte Cassino, the desperate six-month struggle in the mountains of central Italy that left more than 350,000 men dead or wounded.
Hitler had declared that the Allied drive toward Rome must be stopped at all costs, and in the winter of 1943–1944 the German commander Kesselring chose the fortresslike monastery of Monte Cassino as the centerpiece of the Gustav line, one of the most impressive feats of defensive engineering ever conceived.
The Third Battle of Cassino in mid-March was preceded by a thunderous artillery barrage from nine hundred guns and a massive aerial bombardment of the town.
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 Monte Cassino
Situated on a hill (1,674 ft/510 m) overlooking Cassino, it was founded c.529 by St.
Benedict of Nursia, whose rule became that of all Benedictine houses in the world.
Monte Cassino was throughout the centuries one of the great centers of Christian learning and piety; its influence on European civilization is immeasurable.
www.orbilat.com /Encyclopaedia/M/Monte_Cassino.html   (171 words)

 Book Review: Monte Sole
The Abbey of Monte Cassino was founded by Saint Benedict and was the center of all religious activities and culture of the Benedictine Order.
Monte Cassino was a complex of buildings that were turned into a fortress in 18th century.
Freyberg refused to attack the series of ridges because he said it was sure doomed to failure without a heavy bombardment of Monte Cassino.
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 polish history, geneology polish, family history poland, medals, military history - The Order of the Virtuti Militari ...
Monte Cassino was again destroyed in 883 by the Saracens and restored in mid 900.
The Battle of Monte Cassino is an eternal monument to the gallantry of the Polish soldiers.
Ceremonies were conducted at the Polish Cemetery at Monte Cassino to honor the 1,100 Poles who died while storming the abbey (11-25 May 1944.) The ceremony also honored the living veterans of that historical battle.
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 BBC NEWS | Europe | Veterans remember Monte Cassino
The Duke of Kent is joining 300 British veterans for the service in Italy to mark the end of the battle, which claimed the lives of 200,000 soldiers.
Author Matthew Parker, who interviewed veterans for his 2003 book Monte Cassino, said the battle had been overshadowed by the D-Day landings in Normandy, which remain the focus of Britain's war commemorations this year.
Cassino was one of the toughest battles in Western Europe
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 Monte Cassino and the Freedom of the Soul
In May 1944, Stasiek was in a trench looking up at the monastery of Monte Cassino, the Nazi-held stronghold in Italy that commanded the road to Rome, and anchored the German 'Gustav' line.
On the morning of May 18 the battle was over, and Stasiek and his remaining comrades raised their flag over Monte Cassino.
And yes, visiting Monte Cassino was one of the highlights of Italy...
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 Monte Cassino
Monte Cassino, the 1703 foot high peak that rose above Cassino, dominated his Gustav Line to check the advance.
Cassino had to be taken, and in order to do it Monte Cassino would have to fall to the allies.
Monte Cassino remained in German hands, a sad defeat not only for the brave Nisei but for all the men of the 34th Infantry.
www.homeofheroes.com /moh/nisei/index4_cassino.html   (2334 words)

 Monte Cassino
After the bombing the Germans were able to halt several attempts to capture Monte Cassino.
But Cassino town and the monastery were not to be captured until 18 May, when the Poles raised the red and white standard with the white eagle over the ruins of the monastery.
Much of this town is built flush with the rock of the hillside up which winds the road to the monastery on Monte Cassino.
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 Amazon.com: Monte Cassino: The Hardest Fought Battle of World War II: Books: Matthew Parker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The abbey of Monte Cassino sits on the peak of a steep slope overlooking the Liri Valley, which is the most direct approach to Rome from the south.
Monte Cassino is one of those rare stories of war that reaches into your heart and mind, and somehow is able to stir both beyond the actual weight of the words printed between the covers.
Thus the struggle for Monte Cassino is not described as a single long assault but instead as a series of attacks, counterattacks and pauses to refit and rest.
www.amazon.com /Monte-Cassino-Hardest-Fought-Battle/dp/1400033756   (3085 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Veterans remember Monte Cassino
It may be the last major battle anniversary to be attended by survivors, many of whom are now in their 80s or 90s.
British veteran Jack Reid was at Cassino on Monday on what was also his 80th birthday.
Comic Spike Milligan fought at Monte Cassino before being evacuated as a psychiatric casualty after being wounded.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/3722611.stm   (744 words)

 Sopot Monte Cassino Street | Gdansk Life
Sopot’s Bohaterow Monte Cassino Street is home to the best Poland has to offer for a wide cross section of its citizens.
While many of the mansions and summer houses are located to either side of Monte Cassino, there are a number of fountains in the middle of the way that are certainly capable of restoring the weary traveler.
Monte Cassino is the inspiration for all this energy - you can strike sparks anywhere and everyone is willing to join in the fun.
www.gdansk-life.com /poland/sopot-monte-cassino   (467 words)

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