Fall of Monte Cassino and related media

Fall of Monte Cassino

On location in Naples, NBC News reports the May 18, 1944, Allied capture of Monte Cassino, site of an ancient hilltop monastery that the Germans had transformed into a fortress along the Gustav Line.

Your Parental Control settings do not allow you to view thiscontent.

Related Speeches & Audio (10)

  • Fall of Monte Cassino
    Fall of Monte Cassino

    Audio Clip (2:03)

    On location in Naples, NBC News reports the May 18, 1944, Allied capture of Monte Cassino, site of an ancient hilltop monastery that the Germans had transformed into a fortress along the Gustav Line.

    Audio Clip (2:03)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's War Progress Report

    Audio Clip (0:57)

    In his progress report on World War II on July 28, 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt informs the nation that "the first crack in the Axis has come" as Italian Premier Mussolini falls from power.

    Audio Clip (0:57)
  • First Allied Crossing of the Rhine
    First Allied Crossing of the Rhine

    Audio Clip (1:52)

    Despite a partial news blackout, reporters are able to deliver some information about the U.S. Army's successful crossing of the Rhine on March 7, 1945, though it is not yet known whether the Allies have captured the Ludendorff Bridge from the Germans.

    Audio Clip (1:52)
  • Liberation of Paris
    Liberation of Paris

    Audio Clip (1:55)

    Street battles are heard in a live broadcast as American troops enter Paris, joining the Allied fight to liberate the city from German control. On August 25, 1944, after many days of fighting, Germany surrendered Paris to the Allied forces, ending four years of occupation.

    Audio Clip (1:55)
  • Truman Announces Germany's Surrender
    Truman Announces Germany's Surrender

    Audio Clip (2:04)

    In a May 8, 1945, radio broadcast, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Germany, but reminds Americans that the war wages on in the Far East.

    Audio Clip (2:04)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt on American Progress in World War II
    Franklin D. Roosevelt on American Progress in World War II

    Audio Clip (1:00)

    With the United States now entered into World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt uses the occasion of Washington’s birthday to broadcast to the nation on February 23, 1942, an outline of America’s progress in the war.

    Audio Clip (1:00)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 Labor Day Speech
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's 1941 Labor Day Speech

    Audio Clip (1:37)

    In his Labor Day radio broadcast in 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reminds his fellow citizens of the need to devote America’s industrial effort to building weaponry in order to "crush Hitler and his Nazi forces."

    Audio Clip (1:37)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address
    Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fourth of July Address

    Audio Clip (2:07)

    In a broadcast from his home in Hyde Park, New York, on July 4, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt warns Americans who wish not to get involved in the war that "the United States will never survive as a happy and fertile oasis of liberty surrounded by a cruel desert of dictatorship."

    Audio Clip (2:07)
  • Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day
    Reagan Speaks on 40th Anniversary of D-Day

    Audio Clip (0:41)

    On June 6, 1984, in Normandy, France, President Ronald Reagan honors the heroes of D-Day, a pivotal moment during World War II.

    Audio Clip (0:41)
  • Truman Announces Japan's Surrender
    Truman Announces Japan's Surrender

    Audio Clip (1:57)

    On September 1, 1945, in a radio address to the American people, President Harry Truman announces the unconditional surrender of Japan, formalized aboard the U.S.S. Missouri.

    Audio Clip (1:57)

Related Videos (10)

  • Rockie Blunt
    Rockie Blunt

    Video Clip (2:05)

    Born in 1925 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Army Infantryman Rockie Blunt battled his way across Europe and into the heart of Hitler's Third Reich. What he saw and experienced during the war continues to impact his life today, over 60 years later.

    Video Clip (2:05)
  • Battle of San Pietro
    Battle of San Pietro

    Video Clip (1:45)

    See actual footage of the Battle of San Pietro in Italy during the year 1944.

    Video Clip (1:45)
  • World War II Medic
    World War II Medic

    Video Clip (2:37)

    Michael Curry's grandfather was a medic during World War II and left behind meticulous notes to guide Michael through the films of his war experience.

    Video Clip (2:37)
  • World War II Soldiers Dig In
    World War II Soldiers Dig In

    Video Clip (2:50)

    American soldiers used military-issue shovels for many tasks in World War II.

    Video Clip (2:50)
  • Friend or Enemy?
    Friend or Enemy?

    Video Clip (2:09)

    During WWII, American soldiers were sometimes met by friendly German civilians and Russian allies.

    Video Clip (2:09)
  • World War II Tanks
    World War II Tanks

    Video Clip (3:16)

    Armored tanks provided extra firepower and mobility during World War II.

    Video Clip (3:16)
  • Focke Wulf 190 Fighter Plane
    Focke Wulf 190 Fighter Plane

    Video Clip (1:31)

    What features of the Focke Wulf 190 multipurpose fighter plane made it a superior dogfighter for the Luftwaffe?

    Video Clip (1:31)
  • D-Day Invasion
    D-Day Invasion

    Video Clip (3:07)

    On June 6, 1944, Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and turned the tides of World War II.

    Video Clip (3:07)
  • Motorcycle MP
    Motorcycle MP

    Video Clip (3:18)

    Rick Conte was surprised to find out that his father--an Army MP during World War II-- appeared briefly in a television documentary some 60 years after the war.

    Video Clip (3:18)
  • War Photographer
    War Photographer

    Video Clip (3:00)

    Albert Fagler's grandfather was an Army Air Corps photographer during WWII and left behind film reels featuring dogfights and his own wedding.

    Video Clip (3:00)

Related Photo Galleries (1)

  • Voices of D-Day
    Voices of D-Day

    9 Photos

    Our most powerful and genuine accounts of D-Day come from the veterans who live through this momentous piece of history.

    (9 Photos)

Shop HISTORY