National Geographic : 1945 Mar
Northern Italy: Scenic Battleground )t . Natonal ueograplRI c society Kodachrome by Lt. lIenjain C. MeC(artney Historic Palazzo Vecchio (Old Palace) Survives, Though It Sheltered Fighting Florentines This town hall (right) housed heads of the Republic, the Medici, and modern Florence. Near its door stand (1. to r.) a copy of Michelangelo's "David," Ammannati's "Neptune," and a female figure once used as a chain post. The sheds are bomb shelters for other works of art. In this piazza the reformer Savonarola died by fire in 1498.