Battle of Monte Cassino: 17 January 1944 – 18 May 1944
We visited the War Cemetery in Monte Cassino to place a flower on the grave of my fathers friend who lost his life at the age of 21 years in the Battle of Monte Cassino so that we now may live in freedom
and peace. It was quite emotional being there and until you see the huge amount of NZ and other allies’ headstones it is difficult to conceive just how many lost their lives.
The grounds are kept in pristine condtion and well worth a visit to honour those who gave their lives.