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(käs-sē`nō), town (1991 pop. 32,787), in Latium, central Italy, in the Apennines, on the Rapido River. It is a commercial and agricultural center, and the site of a Fiat auto assembly plant. The peace between Emperor Frederick II and Pope Gregory IX was signed there in 1230. During World War II (late 1943) the town and the nearby Benedictine abbey of Monte CassinoMonte Cassino
, monastery, in Latium, central Italy, E of the Rapido River. Situated on a hill (1,674 ft/510 m) overlooking Cassino, it was founded c.529 by St. Benedict of Nursia, whose rule became that of all Benedictine houses in the world.
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 were strongly defended by Germans blocking the Allied advance on Rome. After five months of concentrated ground attacks and attempts to divert German troops by landings at AnzioAnzio
, Lat. Antium, town (1991 pop. 33,497), in Latium, central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is a seaside resort with a fishing industry. A Volscian town, it was captured by Rome in 341 B.C. and became a favorite resort of the Romans.
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 and NettunoNettuno
, town (1991 pop. 33,827), in Latium, central Italy, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is an agricultural center and a seaside resort. With nearby Anzio it was the site of an Allied landing (Jan. 22, 1944) in World War II.
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, the Allies finally captured the German positions in May, 1944. Cassino was reduced to rubble but was largely rebuilt. Of note is the cathedral (18th cent., rebuilt after 1944), which contains the alleged remains of St. Benedict and his sister St. Scholastica. Until 1871, Cassino was called San Germano.


see casinocasino
or cassino
. 1 Card game played with a full deck by two to four players. Its origins are obscure though it probably traces back to the Italian game of Scopa.
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Monte Cassino is told through real events and the recollections of the men and women who endured it, and perhaps this is one of the reasons why Parker's style is difficult to sum up.
The money was needed to pay for 50 war heroes to travel to Monte Cassino in Italy next May on the 60th anniversary of the devastating battle in which they fought.
Open procedure for the award of the food service and management canteens ADISU Cassino (Via Garigliano 86 / a, Via Folcara), for a term of three years and may be renewed for another 2 years.
I was present at Cassino, one of the bloodiest battles of the war, where nearly 50,000 soldiers lost their lives, and witnessed the Americans reduce the monastery to ashes, for all the good it did.
The fourth battle of Monte Cassino, led by the Polish, began on May 11 ending in the capture of the monastery, which allowed the British and US divisions to begin the advance to Rome, which fell on June 4, 1944.
Last week we told how Scappaticci had fled to Cassino, a cosy little town in the south of Italy, after bolting from Belfast when his cover was blown last year.
Even after 60 years the battle of Monte Cassino is vividly remembered.
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However, for the soldiers who landed on the beaches at Salerno and Anzio and engaged in combat in the mountains around Monte Cassino, it proved to be a desperate and campaign.
ONE TO WATCH Battlefields: A fascinating exploration of the four major Allied assaults on the monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy, which were intended to draw Hitler's troops away from Normandy's beaches.