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Cassino War Cemetery, Cassino

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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The Cassino War Cemetery is a war grave cemetery in the commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139km south-east of Rome, Italy.Of the burials, 289 servicemen are unidentified. Within the cemetery stands the Cassino Memorial which commemorates over 4,000 Commonwealth servicemen who took part in the Italian campaign and whose graves are not known.Cassino MemorialWhenever possible, these war memorials were placed within military cemeteries near the theatres of operations. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Cassino saw some of the fiercest fighting of the Italian Campaign, the town itself and the dominating Monastery Hill proving the most stubborn obstacles encountered in the advance towards Rome. The majority of those buried in the war cemetery died in the battles during these months. there are 4,271 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Cassino War Cemetery. From Canada, 194 servicemembers are honoured on the Cassino Memorial.One soldier memorialized on the cenotaph is Yeshwant Ghadge (1921–1944), who served in the 5th Mahratta Light Infantry in the British Indian Army. For gallantry against the enemy, Ghadge was awarded the Victoria Cross.
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  • An as expected well kept war cemetery. What a waste of young men. Containing thousands of British and Commonwealth graves all lost during the battle of Monte Cassino. 
  • A beautifully kept cemetery to honour the thousands of fallen men from the commonwealth who gave their lives for us. Boys as young as 17 lie amongst men. It was a very poignant and emotional visit. Pl...  read more »
  • The Cassino military cemetery contains the graves of soldiers from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, India, Nepal and Pakistan, and a Red Army soldier. 284 of these soldiers were not identified. It is not uncommon to see delegations of those countries visit the cemetery! Very different from our cemeteries, gloomy and Baroque buildings, conveys a sense of order and of relaxation.
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  • The eternal memory and honor for these soldiers. Men who fell for freedom.
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  • Incredible cemetery.
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