LETTER FOR THE EDITOR
I read your editor’s page article on Monte Cassino and just wanted to add a few more words about it. Anyone familiar with that battle (and there is plenty about it on the web) knows that the battle went on in four stages and certainly I admire the Mexican American unit who were forced to do the unspeakable at the end, but the whole battle was a big mess up with huge loss of life.
To start it in the middle of winter was crazy to begin with. The Allied forcers were British, French (including Morrocans and Algerians), Polish (who lost a huge number of their forces), South Africans, Canadians and New Zealanders.
I am a New Zealander and there were 1600 of them wounded and killed in the crazy skirmishes. The soldiers from India lost 3000 troops.
I hate war, but at one stage I read the whole New Zealand war history, and for those who are interested in strategy, these battles can be interesting.
The US General disobeyed orders and the Germans got away (they were a crack force) but Rome was liberated and the Pope got all the precious artifacts of the Monte Cassino monastery!
Claire le Normand,
El Chante, MX.
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