Italy’s Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, and Clara Petacci, his mistress, were executed by partisans in the northern Italian village of Giulino di Mezzegra on the 28th of April, 1945.
Believed to be the last photograph of Mussolini, taken three days before his death.
Mussolini, second from left, and Petacci, centre.
Alongside a number of others, the bodies of both Mussolini and Petacci were hung on display in Milan the following day. Mussolini’s wife was not present at the time of his execution.