Mussolini Captured & Executed

Wednesday, 25th July 1945

Mussolini was captured near Lake Como (45.8159,9.080) by Italian partisans when he attempted to escape Switzerland. He was summary executed by firing squad immediately after he was captured. His body was then taken to public square, Piazzale Loreto (45.486,9.217), in Milan where his body reviled and spat upon by his countrymen. It was then hosted up and hung upside down at a petrol station for public viewing and to provide confirmation of his death.


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