Statue of Augustus, the first Roman Emperor, on Via dei Fori Imperiali in Rome. Despite its ancient feel, the description at the bottom of the statue reveals it is actually much more modern. Translated as "in the 11th year of Fascist renewal", the statue was actually erected in 1933 on orders from Mussolini. Il Duce was attempting to channel the glories of Ancient Rome into his new Roman Empire. #history#rome#italy#caesar#augustus#mussolini#fascsism#historybutawesome#historyfactor
President Wilhelm Miklas (in the 1st car) and Kurt Schuschnigg at a parade, 1935
Follow @war_amateur for more amazing military content "The L3 tankettes of all versions were the basic equipment of the Italian armored units in the second half of the 1930s until 1940, including the basic combat equipment of the three Italian armored divisions , formed in 1939. Each of these divisions included a regiment of tanks consisting of 4 battalions, with a total of 164 L3 tankettes.
These tanks were involved in all armed conflicts in which Fascist Italy participated in the 1930s and 1940s. They participated in the Italian-Abyss War (1935-36), the Italian intervention during the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), the occupation of Albania (1939), the war with France (1940), the aggression against Greece and Yugoslavia (1940-41) and fighting in North Africa (since 1940). These battles quickly convinced the Italian commanders that the tankettes, although fast and small, were obsolete, too weakly armored and armed, unable to cope better with armored tanks armed with cannons that had begun to dominate at that time in the battlefield. Despite this, they were used throughout the war, until 1943 on the side of the Axis troops, after 1943 in two Italian armored units (so-called support groups)
Come oggi, il 16 dicembre 1944, Benito Mussolini teneva il suo ultimo discorso al Teatro Lirico di Milano, applaudito da una grande folla. Perché quando si ha fiducia in qualcuno bisogna sostenerlo sempre, nella buona e nella cattiva sorte. Abbandonarlo nel momento della difficoltà è l'atto più vile che si possa compiere.#benito#mussolini#fascismo#dux#duce#16dicembre#1944#discorso#milano#teatrolirico
Come oggi, il 16 dicembre 1915, veniva celebrato il matrimonio civile tra Benito Mussolini e Rachele Guidi. Il futuro Duce si trovava ricoverato nell'ospedale di Treviglio per un'infezione contratta in guerra, dove aveva dato prova di coraggio e amore per la Patria.#benito#mussolini#fascismo#dux#duce#racheleguidi#1915#16dicembre