The Battle of Monte Cassino Essay by Calwriter

The Battle of Monte Cassino
An overview of the Battle of Monte Cassino during WWII, with a focus on the Allied decision to bomb the ancient monastery at Monte Cassino.
# 57024 | 1,541 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2005 in History (European - 20th Century) , History (European - World Wars)

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The decision by the Allies to attack the Monte Cassino, the "oldest monastic house" in Europe, was not made lightly. In fact, the destruction of the monastery at Monte Cassino, more than any other episode from the Italian campaign of 1943-1945, remains a source of heated debate. This paper provides an overview and background of the events that took place at Monte Cassino in May 1944, a discussion of the Allied decision to bomb the monastery, followed by an analysis of the impact of the attack, and a summary of the research in the conclusion.

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