The bombings

"It was at that time that the Turinese, electing her to their protectress, turned to the miraculous gifts of the Madonna della Consolata, whose image - almost as a shield of their lives and their homes - was put on the doors of the buildings. [...] From the shelters, in the hours when the bombings raged, the prayers and hopes of salvation rose to her, protector of our city, and to her venerated Sanctuary, which bears the serious traces of the enemy offense, later flowed the ex-voto in their characteristic pictorial expression ".

Quote from Melano - Pesati : La guerra aerea su Torino, in «Annuario statistico della Città di Torino», 1943, Torino, p. XXI In the picture: Destructions along Via Palazzo di Città

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