World Battlefronts: CASSINO CORNER

Here is the grim ground where last week, in their third great attempt, the Allies again failed to crack the bottleneck in the road to Rome.

To the left lies the narrow Liri Valley, through which leads the only practical road—but it is not passable so long as the Germans can pour deadly fire from the hills behind Cassino. This was proved in the first attack last January. U.S. troops crossed the Rapido (in the foreground), only to be forced to retire after heavy casualties.

So the second attack was made on the monastery hill (from the right) after a two-day bombing of...

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