Amazon Bridge Monte Cassino

Discussion in 'Italy' started by tkwillett, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    More brilliant work from George.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  2. George103

    George103 Junior Member

    On my recent trip to Cassino I managed to clear a path through the dense brambles on the Amazon Bridge site, near bank, and got some great film of the river and the gap the bridge spanned.

     
  3. George103

    George103 Junior Member

    Glad you liked it Owen. Thanks
     
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    George

    Oooos a clever bugger ?

    Well done that there man ! (as my old Sgt.Major used to say :)}

    Ron
     
  5. George103

    George103 Junior Member

    Thank you Ron, I'm glad you liked it.

    Regards

    George
     
  6. GlenR

    GlenR New Member

    I’m in the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and one of our battle honours is Cassino II, this was awarded to the The Kings Regiment (Liverpool). Would anyone be able to provide any information on there duties/location during the 4th Battle for Cassino? I know they were involved in the bridgehead of the Rapido/Gari river but haven’t seen anything more in detail than that.
     
  7. GlenR

    GlenR New Member

    Forgot to add that we are looking at doing a battlefield tour to Cassino/Anzio next year hence the request.
     
  8. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    GlenR.

    If you get hold of me through my website, I will explain the role of 2 KINGS during the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino. They were part of 28 Inf Bde in 4 Inf Div.

    They had a pretty grim time of it initially and it took the opening of the Amazon Bridge on the morning of 13 May 44 to relieve them. The tanks of 16/5L and infanteers from 12 Inf Bde - the Div reserve, unlocked the Germans positions facing 2 KINGS.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  9. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    GlenR.

    If you are thinking about Anzio, 1 LOYALS were there from beginning to end as part of 2 Inf Bde in 1 Inf Div.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  10. GlenR

    GlenR New Member

    That’s fantastic, much appreciated Frank. What is your website?
    Anzio is also one of our battle honours and yes it was the Loyals who earned it so I thought it would be good to cover both in one visit.
     

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