Il Duce

United Kingdom, 1984

Film
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Episode number 4 of Series “History in action”.
Although Italy has a king, Prime Minister Benito Mussolini is the one called “Il Duce”, the leader. Between 1919 and 1925, Mussolini promised his people political stability, law and order, prosperity, social reform and an empire. In June 1934, Mussolini met Hitler for the first time in Venice. It was rumoured that Mussolini felt himself superior to Hitler and that the relationship between the two dictators was strained. This program looks at whether Italy was strong enough to be a Great Power and whether Hitler would be an ally or competitor.

Credits

producer/director

Julia Spark

production company

Granada Television International

Duration

00:20:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1984

Appears in

History in action

Group of items

History in action

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

306065

Language

English

Subject categories

Armed Forces, Military, War & Weapons → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Fascism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Totalitarianism

History → History

History → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

History → Italy - History

History → Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945

People → Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945

People → Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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