Action Despatch No. 3 Cassino A. L. Curry

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Arch Curry of the New Zealand mobile broadcasting unit, gives an eye witness commentary of the Allied attack on Cassino, Italy.

The sound of (B-25) Mitchell bombers can be heard overhead as they follow the Flying Fortresses and Liberator aircraft that have been pounding the town of Cassino for four hours.

This is followed by the sound of the Allied artillery firing from hundreds of gun posts. They concentrate heavy fire on a small area on the slopes of the town.

Arch notes a hit on the ruined monastery of Montecassino itself and adds that an infantry attack will follow the shelling, calling this 'the greatest attempt yet made to throw the enemy from this stubbornly-held strong point."

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Year 1944

Reference number 18883

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Credits Curry, Arch, 1905-1964, Presenter

Duration 00:02:58

Date 15 Feb 1944