Monument to the Bersaglieri
This monument stands in Porta Pia to memorialize when the Bersaglieri corps of the Italian army stormed Rome in 1870, ending the power of the Pope and bringing Rome into the fold with Unified Italy. The monument was commissioned by Mussolini in the 1930s and there’s even a Museum of the Bersaglieri in Porta Pia (I’ve never been as war history isn’t really my thing, but the official site has its opening hours).
I pass this monument every single day, at least twice a day, and looking at this shot, it’s rather majestic looking I think. Here’s a poster from World War I that’s quite interesting. I remember my high school history teacher showing us old American propaganda posters from WWI and WWII. It’s an interesting topic how these graphics are used and it’s something that continues today all around us if you stop and think about it.