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Prince Harry marks 70th anniversary of Monte Cassino battle

British and Commonwealth forces who fought and died in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War were honoured by Prince Harry on 19 May 2014.

 

Prince Harry, a serving Army officer, joined veterans, dignitaries and representatives of British regiments and Forces' organisations at a moving open-air service to mark the 70th anniversary of the battle of Monte Cassino.

 

They stood in the Commonwealth cemetery at Cassino in the area where tens of thousands of men fought and died to take the strategically important monastery of Monte Cassino which towered above them.

 

The commemoration was followed by a reception where Prince Harry met WWII veterans.

 

Photos: Thomas Toti

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Taken on May 19, 2014