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    One of the Last Documents Signed by Benito Mussolini Registered Just Three Days Before his Death D.S. "Mussolini" in Italian on Minister of Foreign Affairs letterhead, 1p., 8.25" x 11", [April 1, 1945], appointing Zimolo Michelangelo as Minister to Switzerland. The document would be date stamped for registration on April 25, 1945, just three days prior to Mussolini's capture and execution. The Document reads, in part: "By the Law of June 2, 1927 n[umber] 862 in the service of diplomatic advisor; Be it Known: Zimolo Michelangelo is appointed as minister extraordinary and plenipotentiary, first class to Berne [Switzerland]..."

    After spending his last seven days in power in Milan, Mussolini would ironically flee to attempt to escape to Switzerland, only to be captured and executed near the lake of Como by Communist Resistance units. Usual folds and toning, with light feathering to the otherwise bold signature.


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