|The Fuhrer, riding in a staff car. Or the Fuhrer acknowledging the folk with a friendly wave. Buy both and you get a free attack dog.|
The era of Hitler and Mussolini is now a lifetime in the past. But if you miss these guys, you can still purchase figurines--in the heart of Rome--to remind you all the good things they did. We found a nice supply at a small shop just south of the Palazzo di Montecitorio, which houses the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
|That could be the Duce at center right. Not sure who the dude with the binoculars is. Marshall Petain, head of the Vichy government?|
PS: Marco, a regular reader of the blog, offers assistance: The guy with the binoculars is likely Italo Balbo--Fascist hero, flyer, and governor of Libya--and the red and blue flag belongs to an Army corps. Thanks so much, Marco. Michael W. suggests that "the bloke on the right of the Duce looks like Hermann Goering." Thanks for your help, Michael.