Rome remembers arrival of allied forces in 1944
The city of Rome remembers the anniversary of the entry in Rome of the allied forces on the night of 4 June 1944 with a parade and reenactment of the event on Sunday 12 June.
More than 50 vintage military vehicles will follow the exact route taken by the allies, known as “Highway Six”. The parade begins at the Comune of Colonna, about 25km from Rome on Via Casilina, entering the city at Piazziale Labicana (Porta Maggiore). The convoy is due to arrive in Piazza Venezia at around 11.00 where it will be viewed by the mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, and ambassadors from the allied countries. The parade’s 200 participants will be dressed in the military uniforms of the US. Army V Corps and the British Eighth Army Corps, the Canadian, Polish, Indian, New Zealand, South African and Italian expeditionary forces, the Jewish Brigade, and the Carabinieri.
All vehicles are on show on Via dei Fori Imperiali until 17.00 where an exhibition of photographs from that historic day can also be seen.