We will be looking at the German side of the battles for Cassino and the abbey on top of Monte Cassino in an amazing collection of German War Photographer images relating to this epic battle.
In February and March of 1944 a bitter fight took place to take the town of Cassino and the abbey at the top of the mountain. Only after the allies launched yet another major offensive on May 22nd 1944 was the abbey taken and the German Front pierced. The road to Rome was finally open and the city fell on June 5th, one day before the allied invasion of Normandy.
All pictures come from the Bundesarchiv / wikimedia: