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Monte Pantano – 75th Anniversary Plaque (34th Infantry Division)

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Details:

On a wall of the main square adjacent to the town brewery (birrificio).

Plaque

A white metal plaque with black writing and colored symbols. 

 

The plaque remembers the participants of the very difficult battle of Monte Pantano which occurred in late November – December 1943. Monte Pantano was located on the German Defensive line known as the “Bernhard Line”.  The Bernhardt line lied just before the main German Defensive line known as the Gustav or Winter Line. The US 34th Infantry Division – The “Red Bull” Division participated in this hard fought battle.  (See this website Monte Pantano for more on this battle). The Local Winter Line Museum in Venafro also has detailed displays of this battle.

Monument Text:

The text is written in English, Italian, French and German.

 

The text reads:

 

November ~ December 1943- 2018

Battle of Monte Pantano

 

Symbols of:  34th Infantry Division; French Expeditionary Corps; German Gebirbsjager (Light Mountain Infantry); and, the German  305th Infantry Division

 

IN MEMORY OF ALL THE FALLEN

 

SYMBOLS OF THE SPONSORS:  Community of Scapoli and the Winter Line Museum

 

PLACED ON DECEMBER 2, 2018 

Commemorates:

Units:

133rd Infantry Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division

134th Infantry Regiment, 35th Infantry Division

168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division

34th Infantry Division

5th Army

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Cassino

Italian Campaign

Operation Raincoat

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