1943-44, southern Italy. The Fallschirmjägers, named by the Allies during the operations in Italy "Green Devils", resisting the impossible from the ground and from the air, keep on taking their positions for months on the Gustav Line, in the hellish battle of Cassino. Then the Germans followed the orders and retreated on the Sigfrid Line, leaving the long battle for Cassino virtually without winners and losers... Montage of Allied and German footage, including shots of the bombings of the Monte Cassino Abbey and the town of Cassino. The bad quality of the film is counterbalanced by its rarity.
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