ANNA MARIA PRIORA

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montecassino war tours
montecassino war tours

The introduction of French troops into the Itanian theater started with the Winterline battle The 2nd Maroccan Infantry Division arrived at Naple by 1st December 1943, and the 3rd Algerian Infantry Division was scheduled to arrive at the end of December. Both divisions have been trained in mountain fighting  and both were aeger to vendicate the old glory of French Arms. While the 36th Division was attacking San Pietro Infine, the Vi Corps and in particolar the French 2nd Infantry Division was told to take to high ground east of Cardito, while the 45th Division was ordered to attack the peaks along the road to S. Elia. After had been successful  in the first French-German encounter on the Italian front near Scapoli, the French were successful on Mount Pantano, on the Cerasuolo flat, Monna Casale. By the 21st December the troops of the VI Corps were running to Viticuso and Casale.

General Marck Clark decided to ask to the French General Juin to attack a very difficult area on the Gustav line, on the right side of Cairo massive.

French forces in Sant'Elia During a tour of French forces near St. Elia, Italy, Gen. Charles de Gaulle, chairman of the French National Committee, talks with an officer of an Algerian division fighting with the Allies. Sant'Elia, Italy. 9 March 1944.
(NARA MM-5-44-1992)
French forces in Venafro Gen. Charles De Gaulle, Chairman of French National Committee of Liberation, salutes the Honor Guard while reviewing French troops near Venafro, Italy. 9 March 1944.
(NARA MM-5-44-2621)
French Goums Braving a snow storm in weather typical of “sunny Italy” at present, French Goums (Moroccan Goumiers) lead mules down a white covered trail on Mt. Mount Castel Nuovo. Signal Corps Photo 1-12-44. Mount Castel Nuovo, Italy. 12 January 1944
(N.A.R.A. MM-5-152398) 


Come and visit the Monte Cassino Battlefields with your family at a unique rate!

The " Monte Cassino Battlefield Tours for French"  (about 3 hours) includes:

1) pickup from your arrival at the railway station in Cassino everyday at 10.00am or 02.00pm (Main Square, near the Green Kiosk)

2) about 3h30 guided tour of the French most meaningful sites of Cassino:

  • Road from Conca Casale to Sant'Elia
  • the Rapido River crossing on both sides of Sant'Elia
  • Secco River in the Olivella Area and Gandoet Ravin
  • Belvedere hill and Abate hill
  • Caste Hill
  • The Panoramic point
  • The Germans' caves
  • The Abbey of Montecassino.

3) return to the railway station in Cassino at 01.30pm or 05.30pm

4) price per person 80 euros (lunch or dinner not included)

 

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WW2 Monte Cassino Battlefield expert, researcher and tour guide

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