Hello everybody, I have just found this on line and have done a hasty translation. CASSINO (FROSINONE) – "The placing of this plaque is a both a reminder of and a commemoration of those who died in the battle, both military and civilians, who lives were cut short by the absurdity and violence of war." This is according to the German Paratroopersì Association, who are promoting the inauguration of a plaque to the memory of the Nazi paratroopers which will be unveiled on Sunday March 18 in Cassino in the presence of General Hans-Werner Fritz, president of the German Confederation of paratroopers. The commemorative plaque is to be placed in via Gaetano Di Biasio, in Cassino, at the exact spot of the so-called Bushin Cave, where Captain Ferdinand Bushin had his headquarters. According to the organizers, the plaque is “intended to symbolise both the desire and need for reconciliation between our peoples, above all so that the suffering for loss of life both on the part of the Allies and of the Germans can be shared, in order to make sure that the abhorrent massacres of that time are not repeated." As reported in the 'Fatto quotidiano' newspaper, the event has been sponsored by the right wing City Council. Among the organizers are the Hoteliers' association and the Battle of Casino Association. In response to the criticisms which have arrived at their headquarters in the last few hours Pino Valente, the president of the Monte Cassino Hoteliers' Association, has explained that "the initiative is absolutely devoid by any political significance, and the decision to install this plaque came after careful consideration, from which has emerged a strong condemnation of Nazism and fascism, the certainty that there is no wish to exalt any form of ideology, and the lack of any desire to erase history or change the events that brought destruction and death in the area around Cassino and in the town itself. As to what our attitude should be towards these painful events, we should take as a point of reference the speech given by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany, Irmgard Maria Fellner, at the German War Cemetery at Caira on 19 November 2017, the day of national mourning, which we would invite all to read on the Association's Facebook page." Pino Valente concludes : "After 74 years, having suffered the the loss of loved ones and fallen relatives as a result of the war, the modern generation, both Italian and foreign, is asking for reconciliation!". The president of the Region of Lazio, Nicola Zingaretti, has condemned the initiative with a note explaining that the "planned inauguration tomorrow of a commemorative plaque in the cave that hosted the German headquarters at Cassino is a serious gesture, an offence to the memory of the War of Liberation: I cannot, therefore, do other than condemn initiatives like this."