On this day…

American publication Newsweek declares Italian leader Benito Mussolini the “Key Man of the Mediterranean” on the 13th of May, 1940. Fascist Italy sided with Hitler in the Second World War.

Newsweek_May_13_1940_MussoliniCover of the May 13, 1940 issue of Newsweek magazine. The issue features Benito Mussolini on the cover. The issue cost 10 cents.

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