The 105th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian National Police Forces was celebrated today all over Italy.
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Background: The 105th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian National Police Forces was celebrated today all over Italy. In Rome the ceremonies took place in beautiful Siene Square(Villa Borghese).
The President of the Italian Republic Giovanni Gronchi was present.
Three thousand members of the Police Force were reviewed by the President.
The massed police wheeled and counter-wheeled, formed and reformed marched and counter-marched in myriad variations. Seldom anywhere in the world was such precision of drill to be seen.
The glorious flag of the Corps was paraded at the head of the review. The Corps has been decorated many times----two civil gold, and two civil silver medals, and two Military bronze medals and two gold meritorious medals.
The 1089 dead of the Corps were present in spirit at today's ceremony. These men are perpetuated in the annuals of the Force.
Since 1945 9153 members of the Force were wounded and 2118 were invalided out, which points to the devotion to duty and to the stern suppression of violence and the fight against delinquency carried on by its members.
The ceremonies and exercise attracted a large crowd to the square.