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To be honest, before I read this book I had no idea a tremendous artillery battle was fought at Monte Cassino during the Allied invasion of Italy I knew Monte Cassino from Thomas Aquinas residence there, 700 years earlier It seems the history of the monastery at Monte Cassino stretches back centuries before St Thomas arrival.The Allied bombardment destroyed the monastery, reducing it to a hole in the ground mucheffectively than anything ISIS has done lately.WWII has become something f To be honest, before I read this book I had no idea a tremendous artillery battle was fought at Monte Cassino during the Allied invasion of Italy I knew Monte Cassino from Thomas Aquinas residence there, 700 years earlier It seems the history of the monastery at Monte Cassino stretches back centuries before St Thomas arrival.The Allied bombardment destroyed the monastery, reducing it to a hole in the ground mucheffectively than anything ISIS has done lately.WWII has become something for me to grapple with, but is too much for me to grasp This battle at Monte Cassino somewhat epitomizes the whole affair the self destruction and suicide of Western civilization But does a culture that produces Dresden Stalingrad Nanking Hiroshima Dachau Kolyma does it really need to go on The people that live there don t think so the all too obvious hatred of Western elites for their own culture has a direct line back to the two World Wars.As for the book itself, it is muchaction driven than the previous two books in the series The story is searing the ending is apocalyptic Definitely worth reading, for the strong of stomach to say that the lines of this book are drenched in blood seems like an understatement It seems to be written of the flesh and bones of the soldiers and civilians who were incinerated and destroyed at Monte Cassino to be added I ve read so many of Sven Hassel s war stories Many years ago and the titles I remember but what particular stories going to what titles are a blur now All I do know is that I read and loved the characters of Porta, Tiny, The Old Man Sometimes The Old Un With Sven telling the story in the first person singular The author participates in the deadly and horrific battles The black humour during the lull of the fighting can give the reader real gut busting laughs Especially some of Porta s an I ve read so many of Sven Hassel s war stories Many years ago and the titles I remember but what particular stories going to what titles are a blur now All I do know is that I read and loved the characters of Porta, Tiny, The Old Man Sometimes The Old Un With Sven telling the story in the first person singular The author participates in the deadly and horrific battles The black humour during the lull of the fighting can give the reader real gut busting laughs Especially some of Porta s antics Sometimes the violence leaves the reader feeling cold and disgusted The battle scenes take no prisoners So to any potential reader this is pulp war fiction with a difference It is not cosy cartoon violence It is un nerving and vulgar at times It is meant to be Not for the faint hearted Not the best entry in the series The narrative seems to drag on forever And what is up with US marines in Italy ( Free Ebook ) ☨ Monte Cassino ☸ It s clear why Sven Hassell s books have sold millions From a no holds barred description of frontline combat to accounts of partisan attacks and adventures in Rome on leave, his World War II story is a classic Here, Sven and his comrades who have survived the deadly fighting on the Russian front are posted to Italy, where the armies are locked in battle around the ancie It took until page 125 to get going Before that it was all dialogue, sometimes 4 or 5 characters coverseing at the same time It was difficult to follow The fighting was brutal, and excellently discribed There were 55000 allied and 20000 German casualties The 1500 year old monastery was raised to the ground And page 125 it rolled along. A no holds barred account of warfare in world war II The protagonists are German soldiers, but not like you ve ever read before Life is cheap during warfare, but they do make some interesting choices Told by a man who fought and experienced warfare, this story features the battle for an Italian world heritage sight. Evidently, I adore this book also, as I do all of Hassel s I think it s amazing how he is able to describe a bloody, cruel scene with such macabre details, and still make it seem philosophy So much entertainment, but it s still trying to teach you some life lessons I was bored to death The narration moves very slowly It is also very difficult to follow The scenes are somewhat realistic, but the weak points of the novel make it unbearable to read. Hassel, punto Lo stile del maestro, perfezionato, c tutto Questo libro ambientato nella Campagna d Italia, nella disperata difesa della Penisola E un romanzo di nuova generazione per Argberg, perch un libro che ha una trama a s stante, differente dagli altri che pretendevano di essere soltanto delle narrazioni di vita vissuta durante la Seconda guerra mondiale In questo libro la storia del 27 reggimento panzer s intreccia con la storia dei cattolici in Italia, e con la volont de Hassel, punto Lo stile del maestro, perfezionato, c tutto Questo libro ambientato nella Campagna d Italia, nella disperata difesa della Penisola E un romanzo di nuova generazione per Argberg, perch un libro che ha una trama a s stante, differente dagli altri che pretendevano di essere soltanto delle narrazioni di vita vissuta durante la Seconda guerra mondiale In questo libro la storia del 27 reggimento panzer s intreccia con la storia dei cattolici in Italia, e con la volont dei gerarchi nazisti di annientarli Dunque, Monte Cassino, solo un esperimento, per poi poter vaporizzare anche il Papa a Roma Questo libro rivolto ad un altro tipo di avversari i Tommies, gli Yankee e i canadesi, ma anche italiani e francesi Hassel parla degli assalti di questi uomini, come descriverebbe le manovre dei russi per il semplice fatto che la guerra uguale ovunque Abbruttisce le persone, le rende fredde, distaccate, insensibili alla piet Non esiste la piet se non dopo aver sparato, come sarebbe possibile altrimenti Nella citazione dell assalto con i Tigre, Argberg dice giustamente che chi guida un carro armato, guida uno strumento di morte non si fanno prigionieri, le macchine, anche se guidate da uomini, non fanno prigionieri Si uccide o si muore Le macchine, quei bidoni corazzati che sputano piombo, fiamme e granate, sono strumenti di morte perfetti quando non uccidono con le armi, schiacciano e calpestano e frantumano In ogni libro di Hassel che finora ho esaminato, c almeno un capitolo comico, o in buona parte comico In questo romanzo, invece, la comicit si mescola con ironia e la tragedia E un umorismo macabro che in altre circostanze non farebbe ridere Come ad esempio Fratellino che si amputa due dita in seguito ad uno sfortunato incidente, Argberg se ne esce con una descrizione della scena della terribile rappresaglia del ferito che si scaglia su quello che ritiene responsabile del suo incidente Il romanzo termina con la descrizione del tremendo massacro che pi di tutti, nell arco della Seconda guerra mondiale, assomigli alla Verdun della Prima