Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bersaglieri

Bersaglieri veterans, via dei Calzaiuoli, Florence
40° Raduno Regionale Toscano dell'Associazione Nazionale Bersaglieri
(40th Tuscan Regional Gathering of the Bersaglieri Veterans)
Via dei Calzaiuoli
Florence, October 2013

See also: Florentine Fanfare

2 comments:

cieldequimper said...

The hats are extraordinary!

Dina said...

Thanks for introducing me to them. The history is so interesting, e.g.

"A contingent of Bersaglieri was sent to participate in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign in 1917, when they were attached to the Egyptian Expeditionary Force commanded by General Edmund Allenby. Their "mainly political" role was to assert "hereditary ecclesiastical prerogatives in connection with the Christian churches at Jerusalem and Bethlehem."