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Cassino Memorial

The Cassino Memorial commemorates more than 4,000 Commonwealth service members who lost their lives during the Second World War’s Italian campaign and whose final resting places are unknown.

Cassino, Frosinone, Italy


Second World War

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SP76, 03043 Cassino FR, Italy

The Cassino Memorial is open 24 hours a day.

Cassino War Cemetery

Originally selected for a war cemetery in January 1944, the site was impossible to use until the fighting in this region subsided, as it did when the Germans withdrew five months later. As the area saw some of the fiercest action among the battles of the Italian campaign, the Cassino War Cemetery is the second largest Second World War cemetery in Italy. More than 4,200 Commonwealth graves are located here, of which 200 are unknown and 855 are Canadian, including seven pilots, most of whom fell in the during the Allied attempts in the first half of 1944 to breach the Adolf Hitler Line and advance to Rome.

Cassino Memorial

The Cassino Memorial commemorates more than 4,000 Commonwealth war dead of the Sicilian and Italian campaigns who have no known grave. The names of 193 Canadians are inscribed on its 15-foot high slabs of green marble.

A place of honour and beauty

Cassino Memorial and Cassino War Cemetery lie in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo.

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