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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Wednesday January 9, 2019 at 8:23 AM
Hitler on parade with Mussolini (PICs)

1/43 MERCEDES CABRIOLET Roma-Berlino with Hitler and Mussolini figures by RIO

One of five very similar open Mercedes cabriolets, all were constructed for the SS in and after 1937 and were used by Hitler and other favored leaders until the last days of the Third Reich.

Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini's state visit to Germany in September 1937 cemented close relationships between the two leaders. He met with Hitler in Munich and they also toured other parts of Germany. During the state visit, Mussolini attended a military parade in Berlin, Germany's capital. Although both dictators declared their desire for peace, Germany would begin World War II in 1939. Italy would then enter the war as Germany's ally against Britain and France.

A good book on this car is The Devil's Mercedes: The Bizarre and Disturbing Adventures of Hitler's Limousine in America by Robert Klara

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Hitler on parade with Mussolini (PICs) by David Holcombe #25124
I read The Devil's Mercedes last fall - very by Ken Smith #25124.1

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