Monte Cassino

  • 1948
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

A fair docu-drama dealing with the siege and bombing of the abbey at Monte Cassino during WW II. Inside the walls of the 1,400-year-old abbey, the monks battled against the German troops holding the Cassino region. The abbey faces destruction as the American 5th Army presses forward and the Germans refuse to leave. The German high command's refusal to withdraw...read more

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A fair docu-drama dealing with the siege and bombing of the abbey at Monte Cassino during WW II. Inside the walls of the 1,400-year-old abbey, the monks battled against the German troops holding the Cassino region. The abbey faces destruction as the American 5th Army presses forward and the

Germans refuse to leave. The German high command's refusal to withdraw on time is held accountable for the abbey's bombing and destruction. Co-scripted by Paolucci, who is best known for his travelogs, an element that is clearly apparent in MONTE CASSINO. (In Italian; English subtitles.)

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