Presentation on theme: "National anthems andflags. The Italian flag: a brief history The Italian flag consists of three vertical bands of equal size. the colors are: green, white."— Presentation transcript:
The Italian flag: a brief history The Italian flag consists of three vertical bands of equal size. the colors are: green, white and red. The Italian flag was inspired by the French flag introduced by the revolution of 1789. When Napoleon's army crossed Italy, from March 1796, flags of tricolor shape were adopted by the various military departments that flanked the French army. 1805 the Italian Reign flag
1861 finally the Italian Reign In 1861 after bloody wars against foreign oppressors for unity, freedom and independence was founded the Reign of Italy and this is its flag with the emblem of King Vittorio Emanuele II
1946: finally freedom! With the end of the Second World War and the proclamation of the republic, the Italian flag loses the emblem of the Savoy House.
The national anthem The national anthem verses were written in 1847 by the young poet and national patriot Goffredo Mameli and the music by Michele Novaro. The words call Italian people to fight for their freedom. The song was adopted as the official anthem in 1946 after the defeat of fascism, Nazism and the end of World War II.
Brothers of Italy Italy has risen up, With Scipio's helmet has surrounded his head. Where is the victory? Hand your hair That God created slave of Rome. Let's gather at court, We're ready to death. We're ready to death, Italy called. Fratelli d'Italia, l'Italia s'è desta, dell'elmo di Scipio s'è cinta la testa. Dov'è la vittoria? Le porga la chioma, che schiava di Roma Iddio la creò. Stringiamci a coorte, siam pronti alla morte. Siam pronti alla morte, l'Italia chiamò. Stringiamci a coorte, siam pronti alla morte. Siam pronti alla morte, l'Italia chiamò!