Benito Mussolini on display, Piazzale Loreto, Milan, Italy. 28 April 1945
This seems timely.
The end of fascism in Italy; Mussolini, his mistress and sympathizers lie in a pile in Milan. Mussolini is the one in the bottom left with the rapier in his stomach. April 1945.
On September 11th, 1926, anarchist Gino Lucetti attempted to assassinate Italy’s fascist leader, Benito Mussolini by throwing an explosive at the Duce’s passing vehicle. The attempt was unsuccessful, and Lucetti was arrested and imprisoned on June, 1927 with a sentence of 30 years.
In 1943, Lucetti managed to escape, but was killed shortly afterwards in the German bombing raid on Ischia.
I think it’s interesting that almost every totalitarian leader in the 20th and 21st century has posed with small children for propaganda purposes. You know, to soften their image as an iron fisted dictator.
And then there is Victoriano Huerta…
Feel the Warmth
BTW, the kid with Stalin, her parents were later killed in Stalin’s purges.