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The owner of the land where the Memorial to the Polish who finally took the hill at Monte Cassino with heavy losses is requesting the Municipality of Cassino to downgrade the Albanetta road from public highway to private road.

This road is used to reach the three monuments of the 2nd Polish Corps, the monument of the 3rd Carpathian Division, the monument of the 5th Division "Kresowa" and the monument of 4th Armored Regiment "Skorpion". If the request was accepted, free access to the Monuments would be compromised.

Whilst the Italian Government in the past has been supportive, lets make sure that this request is stopped in its tracks. In addition to the heavy Polish losses, there were some 55,000 allied casualties at Cassino.

If you feel strongly enough about this please sign the petition at

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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Andy Maines
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Joined: 05/04/2008 14:51:20
Messages: 452
Location: Wirral

Hi Pete

Have just signed the petition.

Cheers Andy

"Primus Inter Pares"
Bill Harvey
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Joined: 07/07/2007 22:24:35
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Location: Dunbeg Argyll



Bill Harvey
Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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