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The German War Cemetery at Monte Cassino is located in the small town of Caira just a few kilometres north of the Cassino.After the Allied landing in southern Italy in 1943 - during World War II - the allied advances was stop at Monte Cassino. The high ground near the monastery turned out to be an almost impossible stronghold to conquer, so the "Battle of Monte Cassino" took a lot of lives - among these a large number of the German soldiers defending the area. This cemetery holds 20.057 German war graves - most of the them from the "Battle of Monte Cassino".      

   

Caira - Cassino

A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. This stone stone has 3 names on it - some have more or less.

A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. This stone stone has 3 names on it - some have more or less.
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Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice the cross of sacrifice on top of the hill.

Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice the cross of sacrifice on top of the hill.
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Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice how steep the hill is.

Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice how steep the hill is.
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A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino.

A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino.
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A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. The "blank" one has the names on the other side.

A typical World War II tombstone at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. The "blank" one has the names on the other side.
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Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice very rough but beautiful terrain.

Some of the many World War II tombstones at the German War Cemetery in Caira - near Monte Cassino. Notice very rough but beautiful terrain.
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