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Assault on Assoro

The ancient hill town in central Sicily is topped by the ruins of King Robert II of Normandy’s 12th Century castle.   It’s been a stronghold of armies and warlords since 1000 B.C.   In July 1943 the village, the castle and the hill with its 1,100-foot cliff was held by the German’s elite Herman Goering Division during the Allied Sicilian Campaign in World War II.