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“The Polish flag is flying over the ruins of the ancient Italian monastery which has been a symbol of German resistance since the beginning of the year.” So ran the news on this day in 1944.

The World War II battle of Monte Cassino had lasted four months and was a critical conflict in the Allied advance north through Italy. Today, we're using a Monte Cassino to remember all the lives that were lost in that notoriously hideous struggle.

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