Prince Harry hails 'forgotten' heroes of Monte Cassino

Prince Harry has paid tribute to the veterans of one of the Second World War's bloodiest battles, and told ITV News it "makes no sense at all" that it is often referred to as the "forgotten campaign".

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Prince Harry pays his respects at Monte Cassino

Prince Harry has taken part in a memorial service 70 years on from one of the Second World War's bloodiest battles.

On the second day of a two-day visit to Italy, Harry took part in a procession and met veterans of the battle of Monte Cassino - a brutal clash which saw around thousands of Allied and Axis soldiers lose their lives.

Harry among the graves at the Cassino Commonwealth War Cemetery. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The prince, who himself serves in the Household Cavalry, also laid a wreath for the British soldiers who died during the fight to take control of the strategically important monastery above the town of Cassino.

Harry taking part in the procession at the start of the commemoration service. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

As well as British forces, a number of Commonwealth soldiers took part in the battle, along with forces from the USA, Poland, France royalist Italian troops.

The prince meeting veterans of the battle. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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