Ancient Monte Cassino Benedictine monastery allegedly occupied by German military and destroyed by Allied bombs.
SLATE INFORMATION: Monte Cassino. How the Question "Ancient Monastery or Soldiers' Lives" was Settled.
ITALY: Cassino: Monte Cassino Abbey
German Allies allegedly turn Monte Cassino into a fortress. Occupant monks and refugees are shelled with leaflets. The pamphlets dropped by The Fifth Army (the Allies) warn the people to leave the sacred building. Interesting soundbite - "Should soldiers' lives be lost to preserve an ancient piece of artwork?" The abbey is bombed and destroyed. Battle for Rome, Battle for Cassino, bomb, damage, WWII, World War Two, 1940s. 1940's, nineteen forties.
Background: Ancient Monte Cassino Benedictine monastery allegedly occupied by German military and destroyed by Allied bombs.