National Geographic : 1938 Oct
©Donald McLeish RAIN OR SHINE, THE VICTOR EMMANUEL MONUMENT ALWAYS GLEAMS IN FROSTY WHITENESS Parades and cheering throngs often crowd the broad Forum of the Fascist Empire below the colossal symbol of united Italy. Awealth of sculptured groups and reliefs in gilded bronze and marble embellish the massive structure, built of a never-fading stone called botticino. Surmounting alofty pedestal inthe center isaneques trian statue of King Victor Emmanuel II. Below it are enshrined the remains of Italy's Unknown Soldier.