A column of Panthers from I.Abteilung/Panzer-Regiment 4 approaching the Colosseum on the Via dei Fori Imperiali in February 1944. III./Pz.Rgt.4 was converted to a Panther Abt. with four Kompanies on 5 May 1943. On 19 October 1943, it was renamed I./Pz.Rgt.4 after I./Pz.Rgt.4 was transferred to form schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507, and sent to Italy in early February 1944 with 76 Panthers.
The actress Audrey Hepburn photographed by Willy Rizzo at “La Vigna”, a charming villa in Albano Laziale, a comune in the Provincia di Roma, on the Colli Albani, in the region of Lazio, in May 1955.
Info: “La Vigna” was rented by Audrey and her husband Mel Ferrer, to be their home during the filming of “War and Peace”. This was the same villa rented for them during their honeymoon, in September 1954. Although, with the name of “Villa Rolli at Albano”, because it belonged to a different owner.
The Fierce Queen of the Illyrians: Teuta the Untameable
Following the defeat of
Carthage in the First Punic War in 241 BC, the Roman Republic became a dominant
naval power in the Mediterranean. Nevertheless, Rome’s control of the seas was
not absolute. To the east of Italy, another power was on the rise. This was the
Ardiaean kingdom, ruled by an Illyrian tribe that began to threaten Rome’s
trade routes that ran across the Adriatic Sea. At the helm of this kingdom was
the capable Queen Teuta.