Google Earth Hacks | File Downloads | Categories | Most Popular | Newest | Top Rated | By State | By Country
Google Earth Hacks Login | Register    
Logging in will reduce the number of ads that you see    
 
(advanced search)

Subscribe in a reader Get updates by e-mail Follow GEH on Twitter Follow Mickey on Twitter

Dig Deeper


Monte Cassino before the Battle

Info Map Comments (0) Related Files
 
Delicious Del.icio.us StumbleUpon StumbleUpon TwitThis TwitThis

Monte Cassino before the Battle

Category:
State (US):
Country:
Uploaded By:
Date Posted:November 4th, 2008
Downloads:883
Popularity Rating:0

Description: Air photograph issued for operation dickens. The road to the monastery winds up towards the top of the picture.

General Freyberg set the next attack for 24 February. Called Operation DICKENS, the attack comprised two infantry divisions and a tank regiment. Believing a direct approach would prove more effective, Freyberg planned to attack frontally into the town of Cassino, but heavy rains delayed the operation until 15 March. Following the Italian Campaign's first massive carpet bombing, Freyberg's troops engaged in heavy fighting within the town and on the surrounding heights. For the next 10 days, II New Zealand Corps fought in close combat amid the ruins of Cassino with little effect. Because Freyberg failed to commit his reserves in a decisive manner, his conduct of the operation resulted in the heavy casualties he had hoped to avoid. By 24 March, the II New Zealand Corps attacks had halted, with the Germans still in possession of portions of Cassino and the abbey's ruins.


Comments: You need to register or log-in to be able to leave comments about this file.



This file has not yet been rated.Sorry, but you must be logged in to rate this file so we can tell which files you've already voted on, which will help prevent cheating.
Click here to log-in, or you can click here to register.
(Registration is free)



Download File


 

Google Earth Hacks is not affiliated with Google in any way

"Google" and "Google Earth" are trademarks of Google Inc.

Google Earth Hacks © 2005 - 2014 MickMel, Inc - Privacy Statement

GEH in the News - GEH en Espa˝ol - GEH auf Deutsch - GEH en Franšais