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  • Holy Shroud was hidden from Hitler's grasp in Benedictine Abbey (here are the details)

    04/08/2010 3:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 726+ views
    cna ^ | April 8, 2010
    An image of the Shroud of Turin. Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2010 / 10:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy Shroud was transferred from Turin during World War II to keep it out of reach of Adolph Hitler, according to a Benedictine priest in a southern Italian abbey. Monks in Avellino, Italy stored the relic until 1946 "officially to protect it from bombs, in reality to hide it from the Fuhrer, who was obsessed with it," the monk said. Sensing the dangers posed by German officials' interest in the Shroud during a visit from Hitler to Italy in 1938, the...
  • This Day in History: Polish Forces captured Monte Cassino (World War II)

    05/18/2006 6:54:16 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 22 replies · 713+ views
    Answers.com ^ | n/a | n/a
    The so-called Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino was fought by the 2nd Polish Corps under General Władysław Anders (May 11–May 19). The Indian divisions stationed there helped in the capturing of the main Gunnery for which a member of the Indian armed forces was awarded with the Victoria Cross for his daring raid into the gunnery and killing all there. The first assault (May 11–May 12) brought heavy losses but also allowed the British Eighth Army under General Sir Oliver Leese to break through German lines in the Liri river valley below the monastery. The second assault (May 17–May 19),...
  • Voytek - The Iranian soldier-bear of Monte Cassino (WWII story)

    03/04/2006 12:28:52 PM PST · by Lukasz · 43 replies · 2,690+ views
    Iranian.com ^ | Ryszard Antolak
    After the Battle of Monte Cassino, one of the fiercest and bloodiest conflicts of the Second World War, many accounts emerged of the bravery and heroism of the soldiers. But perhaps the strangest story of all was of an Iranian brown bear who served alongside the allied soldiers in the worst heat of the battle. Despite the incessant bombardment and constant gunfire, the bear carried vital supplies of ammunition and food to his fellow-soldiers fighting on the mountainside. Many observers who witnessed his remarkable actions doubted the reality of what they were seeing. But the story was no legend. At...
  • Music: The Greatest Generation's Secret Weapon

    05/25/2005 9:27:32 PM PDT · by SamuraiScot · 18 replies · 726+ views
    The Fact Is.org ^ | 5/25/05 | Duncan Maxwell Anderson
    Splashed across the top in block letters were the words "This Is the Army." It was an original cast recording of a Broadway musical revue produced in 1942, America's first full year of World War II, produced by Irving Berlin to raise money for the war effort. The cast members were all soldiers. I was awestruck, looking through this window to the heroic times my parents' generation had known. Today, their optimism seems quite logical, because we know who won the war. But America wasn't winning then After the slaughter at Pearl Harbor in late 1941 had come the...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Poles at Cassino (5/11-5/18 1944) - Feb. 12th, 2004

    02/12/2004 12:00:13 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 228 replies · 3,189+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The First Battle of Monte Cassino (Jan-Feb 1944) - Aug. 5th, 2003

    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. God Bless America...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission:The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...