postheadericon BENITO MUSSOLINI

This lot of Mussolini personal items was taken by an American soldier of the 10th Mountain division at Villa Feltrinelli at Gargnano ( villa feltrinelli link ) on the Garda lake during an attempt to capture il DUCE.   Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini  29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945 was an Italian politician, journalist, and leader of the National Fascist Party, ruling the country as Prime Minister from 1922 until his ousting in 1943. He ruled constitutionally until 1925, when he dropped all pretense of democracy and set up a legal dictatorship. Known as Il Duce ("the leader"), Mussolini was the founder of Fascismo Mussolini was born in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forlì in Romagna on 29 July 1