The French 3 ème Division d’Infanterie Algérienne was tasked to attack the German forces near Cassino to divert German troops from the main thrust. This diversion was to take place on the bare and steep hills north of Cassino known as “Colle Belvedere”. The mission, already very dangerous, would have been transformed into a suicide attack if the flanking fire from Hill 470 on the east side of the attack was not silenced. The 9ème Compagnie, 4ème Régiment de Tirailleurs Tunisiens, had to take this bare hill and hold it at all costs to allow the whole attack to succeed.
Attacker: Free French (9ème Compagnie, 4ème Régiment de Tirailleurs Tunisiens)