Cassino Memorial

Cassino Memorial

Cassino Memorial
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Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. The site for CASSINO WAR CEMETERY was originally selected in January 1944, but the development of the battle during the first five months of that year made it impossible to use it until after the Germans had withdrawn from Cassino. During these early months of 1944, Cassino saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian campaign, the town itself and the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacles encountered in the advance towards Rome. The majority of those buried in the war cemetery died in the battles during these months. There are now 4,271 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery. 289 of the burials are unidentified. Within the cemetery stands the CASSINO MEMORIAL which commemorates over 4,000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian campaign whose graves are not known.
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Dollybeats
South west England44 contributions
Interesting but low-key.
Oct 2021 • Couples
A very interesting museum. It wasn’t crowded.
East to park.
It is low key but informative and moving .
Easy to find.
Great views.
Written 17 October 2021
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kr1313
Andover, MA36 contributions
Elegant war cemetary
Aug 2021
The Commonwealth War Cemetery and Memorial is a stately and gracious reminder of the human cost of war, with carefully aligned tombstones and other markers. Stroll thoughtfully through them to find some of the names and dates and the unit insignia or religious emblems. Beautifully kept flowers are found throughput the memorial
Written 16 September 2021
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hockeychief
Canton, OH142 contributions
A Very Moving and Reflective Place
Oct 2019
A visit makes one think a lot about what the previous generation did for our freedom. A very beautiful place to remember heroes and to reflect and thank them. A lot of history is displayed and you will learn something you never knew about the war.
Written 8 November 2019
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Trevor
Christchurch, New Zealand212 contributions
Very sombre place
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was amazing to visit and to see the New Zealanders that had fallen. Also very good to see that a small group of kiwis had been to the site and left a sign.
Written 4 August 2019
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Helen B
52 contributions
Humbled, sad and proud, all at the same time!
Apr 2019 • Couples
We came here looking for my husband's namesake, having been forearmed with the details of his place in this sacred burial ground. Sooo many graves, and this is only 1 of 6 in the area! We found him. This was the very saddest visit of our tour through Europe. I think only people with a person to visit will come here. Spare a thought then, for the 10,000 residents who also died. And the men were soooo young. What a costly and fatal battle this was for so many.
Written 25 July 2019
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Sains
Dorset52 contributions
Moving
May 2019 • Friends
Within sight of the famous monastery and the battles over it, this is a place to remember the fallen. There are names of those lost in action but without a body.
Written 31 May 2019
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2Tig
Port Stanley, Canada177 contributions
Well maintained memorial - Thank You
May 2019 • Couples
You can watch movies, read books, but until you actually stand before and see just how imposing this battlefield was, it males the courage of those who fought here that much more intense. Cudos to those who maintain this and other Memorials like it.
Written 24 May 2019
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SuperTed19
Madison, WI673 contributions
Impeccable
May 2019 • Couples
The layout is simple, and the grounds are maintained with great care. Those who were laid to rest here deserve no less.
Written 22 May 2019
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Peter S
Wijchen, The Netherlands57 contributions
Very well maintained by common welth Memorial cementory.
May 2019 • Friends
Very honorable Memorial for those Common Welth soldiers who left their lives on the hills of Monte Cassino for our freedom.
Written 14 May 2019
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Bob M
Gravesend, UK659 contributions
An emotional visit made easier by how immaculately kept it is
Mar 2019
My wife's uncle has been laid to rest at the Cassino War Cemetery, having fallen in battle in May 1944 aged 21. We visited twice in the first week of March and were immediately impressed by how well kept the cemetery is. We identified the head groundsman, a gentleman named Carlo, who transpired to be part Yorkshireman and part Italian. His English was excellent. We had a conversation with him before identifying the grave and paying our respects. The whole situation was made better by lovely sunny, warm weather. The monastery looms large up the mountain adjoining Cassino, where so many allies, and German, men were slaughtered. We reflected on the tragic loss of so many lives. We returned 2 days later and Carlo kindly planted three pansies we had bought at a nearby garden centre. It has to be said, it was difficult to depart, as to our knowledge we were the only family ever to visit the grave since he was interred there. We signed the book of remembrance and said our farewell, perhaps never to return?
Written 11 March 2019
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