BATTLE OF MONTE CASSINO
EPILOGUE 1945
May 23
Fighting continued at Anzio beachhead.  German 14th Army began its retreat.

May 25
Poles captured Piedimonte, and broke through the Singer Line. Allied troops captured Cisterna.
The US 5th Army, having broken the barrier enclosing the beachhead, began their advance towards
Valmontone, and at the same time were poised to cut off and capture the German 10th Army. However,
Allied orders were that they change direction and head for Rome.

June 4
As the US 88th Division was entering Rome, the last German units evacuated without a fight.

June 5
Allied celebration commenced on Capitoline Hill.

June 6
Normandy invasion began.

July 18
The II Polish Corps captured Ancona.

April 20
The II Polish Corps captured Bologna.
2nd Polish Corps capture and liberate Ancona
2nd Polish Corps capture and liberate Ancona
2nd Polish Corps capture and liberate Bologna
Polish capture and liberate Ancona
Polish capture and liberate Bologna