Category Archives: Benedictine History

#214 – The Fall of Monte Cassino

In WWII, the Allied forces seeking to reach Rome had to get past the German held Gustav line, unfortunately for the Benedictine Abbey of Monte Cassino – it was at ground zero.

The History Network Podcast on the Battle of Monte Cassino – contains more information about the battles around Monte Cassino itself.
History of the Battle of Monte Cassino
BBC site on the Battle of Monte Cassino
John Paul II’s words on the fate of Monte Cassino
Wojtek the Soldier Bear

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podcasticon#214 – The Fall of Monte Cassino