Violet Gibson,would be assassin-The Irish woman who nearly killed Mussolini

This is one of those ‘What if’ stories, a different result would have made a massive impact on world’s history. Gibson was born in Dublin, Ireland, on August 31 1876. Her father was an Irish lawyer and politician, Edward Gibson, who was created Baron Ashbourne in 1886. Her mother, Frances, was a Christian Scientist. Violet grewContinue reading “Violet Gibson,would be assassin-The Irish woman who nearly killed Mussolini”

Raid of the Ghetto of Rome

There are two sad elements to this story. A-As so oft before during WWII victims had been given a sense of hope, often false hope given by the Nazi’s to even inflict psychological terror upon the physical crimes. However in this case the hope was given by the allies. B. So very little is knownContinue reading “Raid of the Ghetto of Rome”

The other Mussolinis

Cynical me would have probably given this blog the title “Hey, karma is a b*tch” but I am aware that my audience is bigger then just me and therefore I aim to remain unbiased. Bruno Mussolini (22 April 1918 – 7 August 1941) was the son of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and Mussolini’s wife Rachele. On 7 August 1941, the 23-year-oldContinue reading “The other Mussolinis”

The last days of “Il Duce” Benito Mussolini

In September 1943, Nazi paratroopers staged a daring commando raid that rescued Mussolini from the Apennine Mountain ski resort where he was being detained. Hitler installed Mussolini as the figurehead of the Social Republic of Italy (known informally as the Republic of Salo), a Nazi puppet state in German-occupied northern Italy. By April 25, 1945,Continue reading “The last days of “Il Duce” Benito Mussolini”

Forgotten History-Rab Concentration camp

It is a popular misconception that the concentration camps were a Nazi invention, but in fact the British had already established concentration camps in South Africa during the 2nd Boer war. It could be argued that the Indian reservations in the US were also concentration camps. But of course the sort of camps which wereContinue reading “Forgotten History-Rab Concentration camp”