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: altezzareale.com).