Videos tagged with monte cassino
During WW2 Elizabeth Ward was a member of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (FANY) working for SOE. By September 1944 she was stationed in Bari, Italy but a back injury meant she'd have to return to Britain sooner than expected. But her back was not so bad that before sailing on a hospital ship Elizabeth was able to take some leave. She wanted to visit Rome, which had only recently been liberated, and managed to get a place on a large American airforce plane that was about to fly there. But Elizabeth had no idea she'd be asked to help fly it! Elizabeth describes one unforgettable view from the aircraft - the sight down below of the devastating aftermath of the Battle of Monte Cassino. Info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Monte_Cassino
Melissa recalls stories told to her by her Grandpa who served during WWII in the Battle of Monte Cassino, how he won the prestigious Medal of Valor and the heart rendering decision of choosing between England and country of his family and birth, Poland.