Prince Umberto says goodbye to his people at Italy becomes a republic.
C/U of newspaper headline "Umberto loses his throne by vote of Italian people".
Various shots of political leader Guglielmo Giannini speaking to massive crowd. C/U of communist leader Togliatti giving speech. M/S of Alcide de Gasperi, democrat leader and head of Italian Republic, being congratulated in street.
M/S of two men amongst a crowd arguing in the street. L/S of crowds outside Royal palace, Prince Umberto waves from the balcony. Various C/Us of Prince shortly before going into exile in Lisbon. Various shots of fights and arguments breaking out amongst crowd, a policeman on a bicycle gets attacked. Various shots of vast crowds.
C/U of Italian newspaper declaring Italy a republic.