Tag Archives: Italy

Bombing Monte Cassino

The decision to destroy a centuries-old monastery on an Italian hilltop remains controversial to this day, but soldiers on the ground had no qualms with the bombing.

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Henry T. Waskow and the Ernie Pyle tribute that made him famous

By the end of 1943, Ernie Pyle’s dispatches had become the indispensable lens through which Americans on the home front viewed their war. Though he was twice as old as many of the men whose toils he chronicled, Pyle’s humble, in-the-trenches approach endeared him to four-stars and grunts alike. All it took was a glance at a couple of his

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