TURIN – It was a derby under the banner of fair play. During the Mole derby , Juventus fans displayed a banner in "Honor to the fallen of Superga". In a few hours, it will be the 70th anniversary of the Superga tragedy.
The Superga tragedy was a plane crash that occurred May 4, 1949. At 17:03, the Fiat G.212 of the airline ALI, signed I-ELCE, carrying the entire Grande Torino team, crashed into the wall of the rear embankment of the Basilica of Superga, which rises on the Turin hill; the victims were 31.
The legend of the Great Turin in comics.
The book on the great Turin, written by Matteo Matteucci and Franco Ossola (son of the unforgettable grenade striker), for the publisher Minerva, exactly 70 years after Superga crashed, has a singularity: it is a story illustrated through the magic of drawing and word, which find in the work a fascinating and poignant fusion.
A roundup of over 200 pages, with a preface by Gian Carlo Caselli, to revive not only the sporting adventure of that invincible formation built with sagacity by President Ferruccio Novo, but also to outline the intimate life of athletes like Loik, Gabetto and Valentino Mazzola who, regardless of the color of the shirt, was loved throughout the country for simplicity. In general, those who always win are likely to arouse envy and jealousy.
The volume explains in great detail why that unbeatable team was humanly nice instead. The Minerva proposes through the 'comic strip', therefore in an original version a unique story.
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