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Author:  remrogers [ 28 Apr 2017, 10:37 ]
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World War II

1945
Mussolini is executed

On this day in 1945, “Il Duce,” Benito Mussolini, and his mistress, Clara Petacci, are shot by Italian partisans who had captured the couple as they attempted to flee to Switzerland.

The 61-year-old deposed former dictator of Italy was established by his German allies as the figurehead of a puppet government in northern Italy during the German occupation toward the close of the war. As the Allies fought their way up the Italian peninsula, defeat of the Axis powers all but certain, Mussolini considered his options. Not wanting to fall into the hands of either the British or the Americans, and knowing that the communist partisans, who had been fighting the remnants of roving Italian fascist soldiers and thugs in the north, would try him as a war criminal, he settled on escape to a neutral country.

He and his mistress made it to the Swiss border, only to discover that the guards had crossed over to the partisan side. Knowing they would not let him pass, he disguised himself in a Luftwaffe coat and helmet, hoping to slip into Austria with some German soldiers. His subterfuge proved incompetent, and he and Petacci were discovered by partisans and shot, their bodies then transported by truck to Milan, where they were hung upside down and displayed publicly for revilement by the masses.

Author:  trappintime [ 28 Apr 2017, 11:32 ]
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I read somewhere that the last ten bullets put in Mussolini were put there by 1,000 Italian sharp shooters.

Author:  doc9013 [ 28 Apr 2017, 21:24 ]
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trappintime wrote:
I read somewhere that the last ten bullets put in Mussolini were put there by 1,000 Italian sharp shooters.


HAHAHA . Apparently, 990 of those "sharpshooters " were looking at the mistress hung upside down. :twisted:
Hell I'd have probly missed too. :roll: :lol: :lol:

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 29 Apr 2017, 09:25 ]
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Well if you were expecting something to look at, you would have been disappointed.


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