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Monte Casino, an extraordinary feat and accomplishment to be very proud of.
Quote - By autumn/winter 1944, the Allied breakout from Normandy had slowed, while large swathes of Polish territory was now firmly under Soviet control. Prior to this, reports of the dreadful repression the Nazis had undertaken after the Warsaw Rising soon filtered through. So too did the treachery of Stalin, who had ordered the Red Army to remain outside the city while the Germans liquidated the resistors.
But despite the odds, the obstacles and the grim news, the men and women of the II Polish Corps continued to fight with the same spirit of determination it had been born with. It is this commitment that excites the interest of Poles today. For them, Monte Cassino is almost a physical manifestation of the nation’s struggle and suffering against the odds. In this sense, the battleground has a far greater significance for Poland than Anders could have conceived when asked if the Poles could win where all others had so far failed.
Lenarda, Sydney Australia