Photograph 'Vittorio Emanuele III. First soldier of Italy'

Description

This photograph is of Vittorio Emanuele III (1869-1947), King of Italy from 1900 to 1946. He was so often at the frontline in war zones that he was known as the soldier king.

The image appeared in a publication by the Dante Alighieri Society, founded in 1889 to protect and promote the Italian language and culture around the world.

Full title:
Photograph 'Vittorio Emanuele III°. Primo soldato d'Italia' [Vittorio Emanuele III. First soldier of Italy]
Publishers:  
Dante Alighieri Society
Created:
1917
Format:
Photograph
Creator:
F Furino
Held by:
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze
Usage terms:
Public Domain

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Article by:
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Theme:
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