Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

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Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby Ladyames » 15 Oct 2007, 12:35

I would like to track down some information regarding the Piedimonte d'Alife (Piedimonte Matese) area during WWII. I know it's near Monte Cassino - near enough, I expect, for there to have been some heavy fighting. I was wondering if anyone might know of anything specific to Piedimonte d'Alife.

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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby Poipuo4 » 15 Oct 2007, 17:13

You may want to PM Biff. He has great knowledge of military issues. This may not be exactly on point, but if you saw Ken Burns' recent documentary called "The War," he had a lot of footage of the battle of Monte Cassino. It may be of interest to you, if you have not seen it already. It is being rerun on PBS this month and is also available on video.
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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby Ladyames » 15 Oct 2007, 17:21

Thanks for the pointers ... as for Ken Burns' series, it's on my Christmas list! :D
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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby Biff83 » 15 Oct 2007, 19:56

Some information here:
Rearguard Action up the Volturno Valley

And here:
Excerpt from The Backwater War

"When our 2nd Battalion captured Piedmonte (d'Alife) in mid-October 1943; about one half of the town was in shambles. It had been shelled heavily by our artillery; the Germans, as they pulled out, blew up bridges, utility installations, and anything else that might be of possible use to us; and after our arrival it was battered once more by the German artillery. This, of course, is the standard pattern in any combat area, and is the unfortunate fate of any innocent civilian population caught between advancing and retreating armies."--quoted from here

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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby Ladyames » 16 Oct 2007, 01:22

Biff - thank you so much! That's perfect, and I'm going to explore those websites as well! Very much appreciated!
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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby leyra.86 » 04 May 2009, 20:54

error...Piedimonte d'alife(matese) --I Lived-
http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piedimonte_Matese

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Re: Piedimonte d'Alife area and WWII

Postby aliza24 » 22 May 2009, 04:00

There's a lot of info. if you do a google book search for keywords- Piedimonte d'Alife and war.
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