“We shall conquer!” These were the words of Benito Mussolini, known as Il Duce in 1940. But just three years later, on July 10th 1943, Allied troops led by Montgomery and Patton began to land in Sicily, completing one of the greatest amphibious operations ever attempted, and beginning The Battle of Italy. This sparked the end of the great facist dream in Italy and the new Roman Empire Mussolini had dreamt of. It was to be the beginning of the end for Il Duce.
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