In the late spring of 1945, in some of the bloodiest fighting of World War Two, Allied forces move north through Italy, liberating towns from Fascist control. Italy’s leader, Benito Mussolini, is in hiding.
A deadly cat and mouse game unfolds as members of the American spy service, the OSS, hunt for Mussolini, to try him as a war criminal. But Il Duce has terrorized Italians for twenty one years – and the US Military are in a race with Italian Partisans who want vengeance.
Jerry Steichen, of Reno, Nevada, has a weapon which he believes may be connected to the last days of the world’s first fascist state. Jerry wants to know if a dagger his uncle brought back from the war belonged to Mussolini himself.
- Also with Wes Cowan Copperhead Cane How did this cane inspire a fiery political movement that threatened Lincoln's presidency?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Manhattan Project Patent Was this drawing part of America's secret plans to fuel the atomic bomb?
- Related Investigation Flint Lock Rifle Was this the gun of one of the most infamous bandits operating to undermine the birth of our nation?
- Related Investigation Little Bighorn Bayonet Could this bayonet have been used at one of the largest massacres of U.S. soldiers by American Indians?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 Seadrome Did floating airports dot the Atlantic before modern air travel?
- Also in Depression and WWII: 1929-1945 War Dog letter The military put great effort into a new War Dogs program during WWII. What went wrong on Cat Island?
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