Return to Pontecorvo

On May 24, 1944, the town of Pontecorvo, Italy was liberated by the Royal Canadian Regiment as part of the Allied victory in breaking the “Hitler Line,” a well-fortified position in the Liri Valley south or Rome and north of Cassino.

Sixty-five years later, Canadian veterans return for a ceremony – and are welcomed back as heroes. The comments they make are worth remembering.

 

Return to Pontecorvo is one in a series of short films by Max Fraser called "Documentaries of Remembrance" that follow Canadians' journeys to Europe to honour the fallen.

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Return to Pontecorvo

Genre: Documentary short

Length: 13 mins.