From the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, Rome, the Via dei fori Imperiali was crowded, June 2, for the Italian Republic's 13th.
From the Piazza Venezia to the Colosseum, Rome, the Via dei fori Imperiali was crowded, June 2, for the Italian Republic's 13th. Anniversary military parade. President Gronchi took the salute, accompanied by his Parliament, military chiefs, and foreign diplomats.
Nine thousand troops marched or rode past. Twenty-two regimental flags were parade and, for the first time, 'Honest John' missile soldiers took part. Over 100 artillery pieces, 150 armoured cars, 450 other military vehicles and 400 cavalry horses were in the parade.
As is customary the parade was led by officer cadets, followed by the Carabiniere, Army, Naval and Airforce units. The Bersaglieri regiment got a big cheer as they trotted past at their fast 'marching' pace.
Several hundred military aircraft roared and screamed overhead.