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  Monte Cassino street, Szczecin
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Monte Cassino street is situated on the centre of Szczecin or the street that brings from site of the city to the its centre.

What is 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 Cassinum having been on the hill) and about 1700 ft (520 m) altitude. It is noted as the site where St. Benedict of Norcia established his first monastery, the source of the Benedictine Order, around 529 A.D.
Monte Cassino became a model for future developments.
The strategic position of Monte Cassino has made it the repeated scene of battles and sieges from antiquity.

In World War II, the Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome) was a costly series of battles fought by the Allies with the intention of breaking through the Gustav Line, seizing Rome and linking up with Allied forces contained within the Anzio pocket.

During three failed attempts to take the heavily-guarded monastery of Monte Cassino (January 17?25, February 15?February 18, March 15?March 25), the forces of the USA, the UK, India, Canada, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand lost approximately 54,000 men.

The so-called Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino was fought by the 2nd Polish Corps under General Władysław Anders.
The second assault (May 17?May 19), carried out at immense cost by the Polish troops and the key outflanking movement in the mountains.
May 18 a reconnaissance group of Polish 12th Podolian Uhlans Regiment occupied the ruins of the monastery after it was evacuated by the Germans. The Polish flag was hoisted over the Monte Cassino. And Polish bugler played the Hejnaů mariacki, announcing the Polish victory.

The capture of Monte Cassino allowed the British and American divisions to begin the advance on Rome, which fell on June 4, 1944

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  • Updated Oct 6, 2005
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