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Original colour photos of Hitler’s visit to Italy, May 1938 (20+ photos)

German and Italian state flags wave over a Fascist government building in Rome, hung as a gesture of respect to Adolf Hitler during his 1938 visit to the Kingdom of Italy.

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Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

The Arditi were the Italian assault troops of WWI, to understand the equivalent of German sturm-truppen or stoss-truppen. After the war many of them joined the fascism and the first squadristi, giving some of their symbols to the fascism: the black shirt, the black flames on collar and the dagger. As you can see in this 1938 pic, the Arditi veterans section of Florence alone can show 7 gold medals and many silver and bronze… FLORENCE.