A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April 29, 1945, the two were shot to death in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra. Their corpses were then taken to the Piazzale Loreto in Milan and strung up on meat hooks above a gas station. Crowds threw stones at the bodies for several days.

A day before Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his Berlin bunker, Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini met a more public end. He and his mistress, Clara Petacci were caught by partisans while trying to flee into Switzerland. On April the two

Greece, 1941-1944. German occupation forces preparing the execution by hanging of a Greek resistant.

Greece, German occupation forces prepare to execute a Greek partisan.

Μίκης Θεοδωράκης και Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας στην Πλάκα. Mikis Theodorakis and Giorgos Zambetas in Plaka, Athen 1961

Μίκης Θεοδωράκης και Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας στην Πλάκα. Mikis Theodorakis and Giorgos Zambetas in Plaka, Athen 1961

German troops parade in Athens, Greece in May 1941. This was the victory parade of the German occupiers. The building in the right foreground is the Grand Bretagne hotel -- still in operation today. The location is Constitution square. The parliament building and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier are across the street on the left.

May German troops parade in Constitution square, Athens, Greece. The rock of the Acropolis can be seen in the back. The building in the right foreground, the Grand Bretagne hotel, is still in operation today.

Greece, 1947(?). Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War (1945-1949).

Greece, 1947 Actor Kirk Douglas is distributing boxes with school items in the framework of US Relief Aid Plan, toward the end of the Greek Civil War

1958: Architect Emmanouel Vourekas in front of the (under construction) "Athens Hilton" hotel

Architect Emmanouel Vourekas in front of the (under construction) "Athens Hilton" hotel ~ 1958

Αθήνα 1930 ο πρώτος τηλεφωνικός θάλαμος

The first telephone booth in Athens, 1930

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, 1941-44: Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

Athens, Greece, German Occupation, Nazi officers lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier right below the Greek Parliament building. Insult added to injury.

α τραπεζάκια ... έξω.. πάνω στη Πλατεία Συντάγματος. Τα πρώτα που βλέπουμε πρέπει να ήταν από τον Ζαβορίτη. Δεξιά στο βάθος η οικία Βούρου και στο ισόγειό της το Ζαχαραπλαστείο του Ζαχαράτου, το οποίο έκλεισε με βίαιο τρόπο τον 1963 εν αναμονή της κατεδάφισης του κτηρίου.

α τραπεζάκια ... έξω.. πάνω στη Πλατεία Συντάγματος. Τα πρώτα που βλέπουμε πρέπει να ήταν από τον Ζαβορίτη. Δεξιά στο βάθος η οικία Βούρου και στο ισόγειό της το Ζαχαραπλαστείο του Ζαχαράτου, το οποίο έκλεισε με βίαιο τρόπο τον 1963 εν αναμονή της κατεδάφισης του κτηρίου.

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