Signed by Benito Mussolini and the King of Italy
MUSSOLINI, Benito (1883-1945). Italian dictator; collaborated with Hitler of Germany and Franco of Spain. Leader of the Italian Fascists. Known as “Il Duce.” He was shot and murdered by Italian partisans on April 28, 1945 while trying to escape Italy.
EMANUELE III, Vittorio (1869-1947). King of Italy and Emperor of conquered Ethiopia. After Mussolini suffered a number of military defeats, it was King Emanuele who dismissed Mussolini on July 25, 1943.
Partly printed document signed “Mussolini” as Minister of War, in Italian, one very full page, small folio, Rome, 1925. Printed heading bears the huge name of the King. Vittorio Emanuele has signed this document just above Mussolini’s signature. The King’s signature is over seven inches long. Two rubber stamps and two signatures of officials are present. Together with a reproduced portrait of Mussolini shaking hands with King Emanuele. A very attractive document in very good condition................................SOLD