Sandro Calabrese, Giovanni Bonacci, Stefano Onofri, Francesco Pompilio
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During the Second World War, the Abbey of Montecassino was identified as one of the places to preserve from German looting and bombs as part of the Italian cultural heritage. In October 1943 this certainty faltered: the Abbey could also be hit by the Allied bombing. The video leads the viewer into this gripping and painful story through the words, gestures and gaze of the protagonists. Crucial moments and tormented decisions which made it possible to save much of this treasure and to be able to return it to the Italian and world community after the war.