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Music:  Requiem (1.02M)-38 sec.
the'infamous' exhibit
photo: Mussolini hanged (23K)

Image: The corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Claretta Petacci, and his henchmen are hanged in Piazzale Loreto in Milan on public display, April 29, 1945. They had been executed the day before some 50 miles to the north in Mezzegra and were now offered to the people who spat on the corpses and kicked them. They were then hanged by the feet. In medieval Italy it was the custom to hang crooks or embezzlers, by one foot. The fact that Mussolini was hung by two feet suggests the deep level of rage and betrayal felt by the people towards their once beloved "Duce". (credit: National Archives, USA)

The chorus "Rex tremendae" from Requiem by Mozart.
--Load time: ~38 sec.

"King of majesty tremendous,
Who dost free salvation send us,
Fount of pity, then befriend us."

EXTRA! Listen to an 1943 American news report-Load time 10 sec.

Prepared by: Linda Fisher & Maria Pia DiBella


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