Historical note .
The battle for Monte Casino is still controversial to this day . German paratroopers occupied the ancient structure , and the allies needed to kick them out . The controversy is in the decision to bomb the ancient structure to the ground , firstly because it could have been surrounded and taken with infantry instead of destroying a historical land mark , secondly , because the bombing of it , created a situation similar to the bombing of Stalingrad , all the rubble simply provided endless cover for snipers , and difficulty for attackers to move forward…………………did I mention the defenders were paratroopers ? actually made it easier for them .