In 1944, in a gruesome mob execution on this day, New York City criminal Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were discovered hanging upside down in Little Italy.
An alternate ending to Chris Oakley's Et Tu, Brute?: The Assassination of Benito Mussolini thread.
Fall of Il Duce"Il Duce" had over many years established a well deserved reputation for a unique boldness that eventually brought him to the attention of organized crime bosses.
But his non-Sicilian roots were always going to be a problem, and with the criminal underworld profiteering during the war years, he simply over-stepped the mark. Needless to say, they decided to whack the man they had consistently disrespected as "Benny the Moose".