Beds & Herts Memorial, Cassino

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The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Regiment was a Territorial Army unit and it’s 2nd Battalion served with the 4th Division in the Italian Campaign. This memorial commemorates their role in the Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino in May 1944 when the battalion crossed the Gari river during the advance into the Liri Valley. It overlooks the site of the famous Amazon Bridge, built by the Royal Engineers to allow troops to cross the river.

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