Julian Bussgang and his family fled their native Poland just after the German invasion in September 1939. He settled in Palestine (ruled by the British at the time) and there joined the Polish Army which was trained and equipped by the British. Bussgang became a cadet officer handling anti-aircraft guns. He took part in the Italian campaign, including the battle at Monte Cassino, a monastery high above Rome.
This interview was recorded at the International Museum of World War II-Boston.