Capture It We Must: The Fight for Monte Casino

Presented by John Oshei 

The fight for Monte Cassino combines an epic struggle, extraordinary courage, and tremendous sacrifice. From January to May 1944, fifty thousand Polish soldiers-both human and animal-fought to push the Allied offensive north to Rome. But there was more than military defeat of the Nazis in Italy at stake. Victory in the freezing, muddy mountainous wasteland that came to be the battlefield was supposed to unlock freedom for Poland. Working under British command, the Polish fighters at Monte Cassino achieved glory for their nation-but at a terrible cost. On the 75th anniversary year of the battle, this presentation unpacks how some of the most valorous warriors of Poland came to Monte Cassino, how they slogged their way to victory, and how we can appreciate their heroic deed.           

     

Social Hour and Refreshments will follow the programs.

More information text or call: Tom Zawadzki at (716) 472-8199 or taxmanz@aol.com                  

Date: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Location: 
Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst, NY beginning at 7 PM