45 Groszy 1944 on 75 Groszy 1943 (surcharget) - MONTE CASSINO

45 Groszy 1944 on 75 Groszy 1943 (surcharget) - MONTE CASSINO
Added by Maciej Pasztor
General Description : "On 17 May, Polish II Corps launched their second attack on Monte Cassino. Under constant artillery and mortar fire from the strongly fortified German positions and with little natural cover for protection, the fighting was fierce and at times hand-to-hand. With their line of supply threatened by the Allied advance in the Liri valley, the Germans decided to withdraw from the Cassino heights to the new defensive positions on the Hitler Line. In the early hours of 18 May the British 78th Division and Polish II Corps linked up in the Liri valley 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Cassino town. On the Cassino high ground the survivors of the second Polish offensive were so battered that "it took some time to find men with enough strength to climb the few hundred yards to the summit." A patrol of Polish 12th Podolian Polish cavalry Regiment finally made it to the heights and raised a Polish flag over the ruins."
Face value 45 Groszy
Catalog code (Michel) 376
Catalog code (Scott) 3K17
Catalog code AFA Pl regering i London 17
Series Various drawings
Place in series 1
Stamp colour olive green
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 55 000
Designer Grav: Edward T. Dawson
Paper type white or creamy
Print technique Steelengraving
Perforation 11½ x 12 harrow
Catalog prices No catalog prices set yet