TITLE: Acquino Aerodrome
TYPE: Allied Attack
DATE: May 1944
LOCATION: Liri Valley, west of Cassino, Italy
GROUND CONDITION: Dry
WIND: Still, NW.
BACKGROUND: The Allies have broken through at Cassino and crossed the Rapido River, and are making advances up the Liri Valley. The scenario follows the 5th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment (78th Division) in their advance on the Acquino Aerodrome. It is based on the experiences of my veteran friend John Dray, who served in the battle and visited the ground with me in May 2003. He appears in the game as a sniper, a role he had at the time.
Best played as British versus AI.
REFERENCE: 5th Nortants War Diary, National Arhives, London plus GSGS map of Cassino. Ken Ford's 'Battleaxe Division' (Sutton 1999) also proved useful.
AUTHOR: Paul Reed, Battlefields of WW2 website, http://battlefieldsww2.50megs.com/