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  • 60 years since Monte Cassino.

    OK, so the title of the thread isn't strictly accurate because the battle went on for months, but today Veterans are commemorating the battle which claimed the lives of over 200,000 soldiers.

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    Veterans remember Monte Cassino



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    A very costly battle. And those who fought in Italy were called the D-Day Dodgers.
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    • #3
      D-Day Dodgers

      Originally posted by dannybou
      A very costly battle. And those who fought in Italy were called the D-Day Dodgers.
      Did they call them the D-day Dodgers because they were in Italy during the Invasion??

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      Peter Williams

      "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

      Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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      • #4
        Re: D-Day Dodgers

        Originally posted by panzerboy
        Did they call them the D-day Dodgers because they were in Italy during the Invasion??

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        That's right Panzerboy. Lady Astor in the House of Commons made that comment. If you ask me, pretty insulting to call US, British and Canadian Forces fighting for their survival in Italy. The soldiers even wrote a song to moque her, see it in this thread: http://www.armchairgeneral.com/forum...&threadid=1261
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        • #5
          I agree Danny

          I agree with you Danny that is insulting to the soldiers in Italy risking their lives!!
          Peter Williams

          "We're not lost private, we're in Normandy"-

          Lt. Richard Winters 101st 506 pir

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          • #6
            Thanks Doc it was just a thought that hit me they make a big deal about D-day's 60th but what about Stalingrad's 60th (which we celebrated by re-enacting on the table top as well as) Kursk's 60th. Monte Cassino was definetaly a well fought last stand.
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            • #7
              Battle of Monte Cassino
              Stay Alert, Stay Alive!

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