Strongpoint (1960)

Texts by W. Howard Backer

Drawings by Hugo Pratt

This story appeared in “War Picture Library” issue 62 (August, 1960), Fleetway Publications Ltd.

This story follows a group of soldiers belonging to the British assault infantry of the North Wolds Regiment during the numerous battles of the approach to the abbey of Monte Cassino, which led to the church’s destruction in February 1944. It is also the incredible tale of a coin that saves the lives of those who possess it, a kind of lucky charm that in the turbulent times of war proves stronger than other belief's and faith.