Monte Cassino Cemetery

7 Aug

We left Sorrento for the long drive Assis in the north of Italy. Along the way our tour director had us stop at Monte Cassino the site of the British cemetery honoring the fallen at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

The cemetery is the site of the British encampment during the battle . As I stood there, I looked up the top of mountain where the German paratroopers had been for several years. The high ground held by the Germans was well fortified. It is no wonder 55,000 British, Canadian, Australian and Free Polish soldiers died taking that hill.

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We each had time to reflect on the high cost of freedom.

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It was back on the bus for the next of the trip.

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