On this day in 1945, the original antifa supersoldiers declared the general insurrection against fascism in Italy. Happy Liberation Day!
Mussolini was captured that same evening, hiding in the back of a truck, trying to flee north disguised as a German grunt.
Three days later, Colonel Valerio (war name of Walter Audisio, communist organizer and partisan) arrived to carry out his death sentence. Mussolini was shot by Valerio personally, while the fascist leadership caught with him was executed by firing squad.
The bodies were then driven to Milan and set up in the same square, Piazzale Loreto, where months earlier the fascists had murdered and exposed the bodies of 15 Italians, some of them resistance fighters and some rounded up for numbers from the ranks of "criminals" like labour organizers.
A huge crowd gathered to defile the bodies, prompting the picket of partisans to string them up and out of reach on the railing of the Piazzale Loreto gas station. This is where the famous photos of Mussolini strung up upside down come from.
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