Umberto II of Savoy leaves

Umberto II definitely leaves Italy (June 1946)

Umberto II definitely leaves Italy (June 1946)

This picture captures an event of crucial importance in the recent history of our country: after the defeat of the monarchy referendum, the now ex-king Umberto II leaves Italy forever.

Here are the words with which the’Espresso of the 15 June 1946 He described the time of his departure:

"All 15.40 of the 13 June arrived at the airport a column of eight car carrying 35 people. Umberto was leading with a small green sedan on which the bonnet waving the real Friendship Banner. The car ran on the runway and stopped next to the unit. The former king, who wore an elegant gray double-breasted, looked pale and tired. After the loading of baggage, people the following quickly into the stuck objects. Umberto shook hands to also present and then spit him ".

A thin story and accurately, which perfectly describes the end of an era and the beginning of another (Photo gives:

By |2015-02-05T06:01:39+00:00February 5th, 2015|Events Characters Politics, Contemporary history|9 Comments


  1. Vito February 5, 2015 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    A date to remember .We got rid of a colorless character like his father but unfortunately their children and grandchildren have the permission to return.

    • Maria Paola Macioci February 5, 2015 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      Respect everyone's ideas, but I would like to recall that the sins of fathers and grandparents must NEVER fall on children and grandchildren in a civilized country. Umberto II poi, It is not judged from the political point of view. Humanly, What he was wrong? I do not think that after that moment it came to power the cream of the virtues, between mobsters, thieves and unable…maybe even some murderess…

    • giuseppe February 6, 2015 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      “we got rid”? really they helped the Communists Togliatti destroy 3 million cards, ballot boxes full of votes in favor of the monarchy were also found in Bologna Train Station, Togliatti proclaimed’ that if he won the Monarchy would unleash civil war, Americans were afraid, Great Britain, no. All it documented by Massimo Caprara secretary of Togliatti, the head of the pci along with Romita and socialists organize’ the whole, and if until the night of 12 June won the Monarchy with about 57%, between 12 e 13 June, the situation is tilting ', among other things they were not made voting on the Istrian exiles, Communists hostages, and soldiers. Let us remember that the father, Re Vittorio Emanuele III, with the Government of Italy free, from Rome to travel to Brindisi, except’ the capital city from total destruction, as he had promised Hitler. The word escape, It was used first by the fascists who had founded the R.S.I. and then at the end of the war by the communists.

  2. giuseppe February 6, 2015 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    Togliatti's hostility towards the Monarchy I derive’ failure to agree that the communist leaders wanted: support for the Monarchy in exchange for entry into the government even after the 1946 (was approaching the Cold War that would have cornered the pci), King Umberto II opposed, fearing even to the end of King Michael of Romania.

    • Maria Paola Macioci February 6, 2015 at 11:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you 1000 Joseph for your intervention

      • giuseppe February 7, 2015 at 12:17 am - Reply

        thanks to you to have it published, I am not aware if in the books of history in schools is disclosed inconvenient truths….

        • Maria Paola Macioci February 7, 2015 at 12:23 am - Reply

          Personally I always try to be OBJECTIVE in judging events and characters, I have no ideological bias of any kind, but in the objectivity schools he has never seen a great deal 😉 School, books and teachers are often biased, we know it

          • giuseppe May 9, 2016 at 1:38 am

            Thanks again

          • Maria Paola Macioci May 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm

            And what…I will write more on Savoy…soon 😉

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