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Lot 365

Mussolini, Benito. Typed Document Signed ("Mussolini") as Minister of War, Rome, October 12, 1935, 1 pg, 14 x 9 in. On Ministry of War letterhead with a large royal coat of arms watermark, to King Vittorio Emmanuel III, asking the King to approve the reinstatement of Bizzarri Cesare, a medical captain who had been suspended, then acquitted, of procuring nine abortions for his own servant. Light toning, tiny binding holes with minor rust stains at left margin, else Very Good. The King was a mere figurehead; Mussolini was dictator of Italy, as indicated by the "XIII" after the date, referring to the 13th year since he and his Fascists took power in 1922.
Estimated Value $400 - 600.


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