11.1.2004


ENLARGE THE PHOTO


El Duce, Deposed and Deflated
Associated Press photo, dated September 12, 1943

A still taken from German newsreel film shows an unidentified person kissing Benito Mussolini, the deposed Italian dictator, upon his arrival by plane on German territory following his liberation from a hotel in the small Italian resort town of Assergi, high in the Gran Sasso. Details of the rescue, mastermind by Otto Skorzeny and carried off by German paratroopers, can be found here.

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