Friday, 24 June 2011

Battle of Solferino 24th June 1859

Today is the 152nd anniversary of this ferocious battle. There is a lot of very good material about it, including some fine panoramic photos of the battlefield today, here.

French infantry storm into the Piazza del Castello in Solferino village at the height of the battle. A painting by Carlo Bossoli in the recently reopened National Museum of the Risorgimento in Turin.

The entrance to the Piazza del Castello in 2008.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful painting full of drama and atmosphere.