The Battle of Cassino Project - First Season 1st-14th May 2019 recruiting now.
A programme of landscape reconnaissance, survey, and recording, supplemented with historical research and oral history, to catalogue all visible archaeological features relevant to the Battle of Cassino between October 1943 and May 1944
A New Kind Of Activity Tourism
Join us as a member of an archaeological team exploring and recording this iconic battle from WW2. Become one of the select few to experience this ground-breaking opportunity to experience conflict archaeology first-hand.
Between October 1943 and May 1944, some of the most ferocious fighting of the Second World War took place along about 30 miles of front-line between the west coast of Italy and the mountains inland of the Cassino-Mignano extents of Autostrada 1 and Route 6. The battlefield comprised the western ends of the Winter and Gustav Lines, the latter anchored on Monte Cassino itself, these being two successive German defensive lines constructed after the Allied landings at Salerno in September 1943.
The area contains thousands of features – stone sangars, concrete emplacements, bunkers, pillboxes, fortified buildings, observation posts, cave shelters, deep dugouts, communication tunnels, etc – relating to the battle. We have been given a unique opportunity to study these features and record them for the first time using modern conflict archaeology techniques.
We will also be running a battlefield tour at the same time, for those preferring that type of experience - details also from the link below.
For more information, please see our main MHL Cassino site at mhlcassino.co.uk