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Re: King Umberto II of Italy & Marie Jose (born Princess of Belgium) & family
« Reply #180 on: February 13, 2010, 04:33:34 AM »
I think that it is an Infantry Colonel's uniform...right?...
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« Reply #181 on: February 13, 2010, 11:17:06 AM »


By the way, I have to add something to my post #104 about King Umberto's orders:

He also received the Grand Cross of the Black Eagle at the Berlin summer Olympics in 1936.

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« Reply #182 on: February 13, 2010, 11:48:09 AM »
Thanks ! Did he wore it in Berlin ?

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« Reply #183 on: February 14, 2010, 07:16:39 AM »
I think so, precisely he received it during the ceremony of closure of the Berlin Olympics on August 16.

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« Reply #184 on: February 15, 2010, 09:03:17 AM »
You're welcome!

King Umberto II with Princess Maria Pia and Prince Vittorio Emanuele.


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« Reply #185 on: February 16, 2010, 07:04:11 AM »
I have no idea, but I will try to find out.

King Umberto during the WWII:


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« Reply #186 on: February 16, 2010, 12:26:06 PM »
Nice. I often wondered how close Umberto II was with the Musolini regime and how much the monarchy suffered because of its association of it.

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« Reply #187 on: February 16, 2010, 12:55:18 PM »
I have often read that, actually, Mussolini haven't sympathy for Umberto, and probably the feeling of distrust was reciprocated by Umberto.
It's also know that Umberto detested Hitler with all his soul.
Monarchy and Fascism coexisted, but not in a relaxed climate.
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« Reply #188 on: February 16, 2010, 01:00:02 PM »
Yes. I Think Hitler did not have much respect for the Savoys. His treatment of Umberto's sister Madfalda was an example.

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« Reply #189 on: February 18, 2010, 04:40:23 AM »
Elderly Umberto with Pope Giovanni Paolo II.


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« Reply #190 on: February 18, 2010, 10:09:26 AM »
Wow ! Thanks for posting this rare photo. Umberto looked frail here. It was taken in the ?

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« Reply #191 on: February 18, 2010, 10:30:05 AM »
It should have been taken just a few years before his death, my guess is around 1980.

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« Reply #192 on: February 18, 2010, 10:31:38 AM »
I suspected the 80's on the age of the pope. Thanks for the confirmation.

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« Reply #193 on: February 24, 2010, 09:02:59 AM »
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Umberto looked frail here. It was taken in the ?

I'm almost sure it was taken in Lisbon on May 14th 1982, during Pope's journey in Portugal.

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« Reply #194 on: February 24, 2010, 09:20:12 AM »

H.M. Humbert II during his official visit in Vitulano (a village near Benevento, Italy) in early 30's (at that time he was still Prince of Piedmont).

(I'm sorry for the poor quality, but the original picture I scanned is just 2.5x3 inches.)