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Captured Italian soldiers are escorted to the rear by German soldiers during the Battle of Caporetto, 1917

Captured Italian soldiers are escorted to the rear by German soldiers during the Battle of Caporetto, 1917

Benitto Mussolini mugshot 2 1903

Benito Mussolini’s mug shot taken on June 20, 1903 in Bern, Switzerland.

Benitto Mussolini mugshot 1903

Mugshot of Benito Mussolini, 1903.

Italian Cavalry School, 1906 (3)

Caprilli also wanted to train a horse that could think for itself, without needing the rider’s guidance.

Italian Cavalry School, 1906 (2)

Caprilli’s position made horses much more willing to jump obstacles, now that they were free of interference.

Italian Cavalry School, 1906 (1)

The Italian Cavalry School was absolutely cutting edge, their style revolutionized military cavalry riding around the world.

The headquarters of Mussolini’s Italian Fascist Party, 1934

The headquarters of Mussolini’s Italian Fascist Party, 1934.

Italians viewing antique Emperor Caligula’s Nemi ships, 1932 (3)

The two vessels, which were designated in modern times as Prima Nave and Seconda Nave, (First Ship and Second Ship), had dimensions of 67m x 19m and 71m x 24m respectively.

Italians viewing antique Emperor Caligula’s Nemi ships, 1932 (6)

Some contend that Caligula built the barges to show the rulers of Syracuse, Sicily, and the Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt that Rome could match any luxurious pleasure barges that they built.

Italians viewing antique Emperor Caligula’s Nemi ships, 1932 (2)

Local fishermen had always been aware of the existence of the wrecks, and had explored them and removed small artifacts, often using grappling hooks to pull up pieces, which they sold to tourists.