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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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The Battle of Monte Cassino was actually four separate battles fought over five months.
It is believed he received his Cross of Valour at the Vatican because of the Roman Catholic connection with Monte Cassino's monastery.
Monte Cassino, topped by a monastery - which was reduced to rubble by bombing - was the key to a formidable German defensive position south of Rome and was finally captured on May 18, 1944, his 22nd birthday, after a fearsome battle lasting 123 days and claiming the lives of thousands of Allied soldiers.
2 Commando and Monte Cassino veteran, said: "We in Italy were the forgotten warriors."
One question asked the respondent whether they believed that Scott Pruitt, the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, resigned over concerns he was misusing taxpayer dollars."When the facts don't align with what people would like to believe, they often shift their perception of the facts, rather than re-evaluate their attitudes." Dan Cassino, poll analyst and FDU professor of political scienceSixty-one percent of Democrats correctly said that Pruitt resigned, while 45 percent of Republican respondents stated that he did not resign.
Particularly on Remembrance Sunday when I march with the Monte Cassino Association at the Cenotaph in London.
He served in Iran, Iraq, Palestine, Egypt and Italy, where he saw action at Monte Cassino, one of the bloodiest battles of the war, in which Allied forces assaulted German forces strongly entrenched in a monastery on a rocky hill south-east of Rome.
Kip Cassino, executive vice president of research of a market research firm Borrell Associates, said SAPRAC probably does not want to influence the public, but decision-makers, given the few spots purchased for the ad.
Douglas of Cassino Road, Huyton was given a two-year suspended sentence at Liverpool Crown Court after pleading guilty to two counts of arson and reckless endangerment following the fire on April 17.