Events for Saturday 18th May 2013


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Allies win the Battle of Monte Cassino

18th May 1944

World War II: Allied troops led by the Polish Army, finally win the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy. The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis'Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France and India were all thrown into the fray with appalling loss of life.

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Cassino
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The world famous monastery at Monte Cassino was a key strongpoint on the Nazis' Gustav Line blocking the Allied advance on Rome. From January to March 1944 there were four distinct battles for Cassino which was fiercely defended by German elite forces. Troops from USA, Britain, Poland, Canada, France, India… Read more...

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This Day's Events


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Living History Encampment - Museums at Night 2013

Starts: Sat 18th May
Ends: Sun 19th May
Price: Please see website
Website: http://www.helicoptermuseum.co.uk/

Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare BS24 8PP

Re-enactment in Weston-Super-Mare

18th & 19th May at the Helicopter Museum, Weston-Super-Mare.
As part of the 70th Anniversary of The Dambuster Raid, the ACK ACK Living History Society will present a WWII Airfield themed encampment on 18th and 19th May 2013. Climb aboard the vehicles, view the equipment and handle the weaponry used in the conflict.
On the Saturday Evening for Museums at Night.... visit the encampment at dusk when the searchlights get switched on and the troops look out for enemy aircraft.





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