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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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(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.
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If so, with the 70th anniversary of VE Day, it's sure to be popular - the four-month Battle of Monte Cassino was one of the toughest in Western Europe.
In the beautifully kept Cassino cemetery alone there are more than 4,000 recorded casualties.
Monte Cassino also benefits from his years of experience as a battlefield guide; he made multiple visits to the site, where, as he recounts in his notes, he met veterans of the battle and gained a more personal perspective on the events.
Over several months in 1944, Monte Cassino was the focal point of a series of German defensive positions stretching across the Italian peninsula that prevented the Allied advance to Rome.
Ten years earlier, in addition to his herd, Griffiths owned the stallion Mount Cassino and mare Grove Chance.
A HERO Black Watch sergeant is set to lead a 1750-mile charity cycle from the World War II battlefield of Monte Cassino in Italy to Edinburgh Castle.
Firstly, Monte Cassino during the Second World War, in which young girl Vittoria tries to outwit the German army to get food for the hoards of hungry children in her town.
Dyer won with The Monte Cassino, made with equal parts Benedictine, Yellow Chartreuse, fresh lemon juice and Rittenhouse Rye.
He was then wounded twice in Italy having fought at Monte Cassino.
In May 1944 he was among the brave Allied soldiers who broke through heavily-armoured Nazi lines at Monte Cassino in Italy, one of the most famous battles of the war.