Cassino monastery, used by Germans as observation post, is bombed by the allies. Italy.
Item title reads - Cassino monastery bombed.
L/S of the abbey on the crest of Monte Cassino. M/S Benedictine monks walking in grounds of Pershore and Nashdom abbey in Kent. M/S of the Lord Abbot, head of the Anglican community of Benedictine monks, speaking in grounds of abbey. He says all Benedictine monks will regret the bombing of the monastery as it was where St. Benedict wrote the rules, but it is more than justified if it stops more lives being lost.
C/U leaflets printed in Italian and English warning occupants of the intended bombing of the monastery. C/U of the leaflets being loaded into empty shells. Various shots of American soldiers putting shells in the breech and firing the gun towards the monastery. L/S of the monastery. L/S as columns of smoke shoot up when the first bombs land. Shell fire peppers the hill, then more bombing, the building is surrounded by smoke. Various shots of the bombers. L/S of the bombed out monastery.