The Battle of Monte Cassino (also known as the Battle for Rome and the Battle for Cassino) was a costly series of four battles during World War II, fought by the Allies with the intention of breaking through the Winter Line and seizing Rome. In the beginning of 1944 the Gustav Line was being anchored by Germans holding the Rapido, Liri and Garigliano valleys and certain surrounding peaks and ridges, but not the historic abbey of Monte Cassino, founded in 524 AD by St. Benedict, although they manned defensive positions set into the steep slopes below the abbey walls. On February 15th, the monastery, high on a peak overlooking the town of Cassino, was destroyed by American B-17, B-25, and B-26 bombers. Two days after the bombing, crack German paratroopers poured into the ruins to defend it. From January 17th to May 18th, it was assaulted four times by Allied troops, for a loss of over 54,000 Allied and 20,000 German soldiers.
This 4-piece figure set consists of two US soldiers from the 37th Infantry Division ("Red Bull") and two German parachutists from the 1st Fallschirmjager Division ("Green Devils"). Sold Out!
Height: 2 inches
Release Date: February 2007