Monte Cassino and the Benedictine Abbey
(US Army Center for Military History)
70 Years Ago—Oct. 17,
1943: Germans haul art
from Monte Cassino Abbey to Rome as Allies approach; most of the monks, nuns,
orphans, schoolchildren, and refugees go to Rome as well. Last German auxiliary
cruiser in Pacific, Michel, sunk by
US sub Tarpon off Chi Chi Jima.