• Short Summary

    Captured German film showing Mussolini meeting Hitler and Ribbentrop in Germany.

  • Description

    Title reads: "When Mussolini met Hitler - Captured Enemy Propaganda Films".

    Italy and Germany.

    Various shots of Benito Mussolini (Il Duce) in civilian clothes being helped into a light aircraft by German soldiers at an Italian airfield.

    Various shots in Germany of an aircraft landing. Mussolini gets out and is greeted by Adolf Hitler and Mussolini's son. M/S of Mussolini shaking hands with German Foreign Minister Joachim Von Ribbentrop and giving fascist salute. M/S of Mussolini with Hitler entering building.

    According to narrator German paratroopers rescued Mussolini after being kept prisoner in Central Italy.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1348.22
    Media URN:
    44475
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/01/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:09:00 / 01:34:16:00
    Canister:
    44/1

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "Mussolini (Il Duce) in civilian clothes being helped into a light aircraft" - it's a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch.

    The man behind Mussolini as he sits in the Storch is Otto Skorzeny, the German field commander who led the rescue mission that freed Mussolini.

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