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Object ID

2015.2.23

Object Name

Postcard, Picture

Date

1940

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Description

Front: Black and white photograph of Hitler and Mussolini standing in the backseat of a black Mercedez Benz, with a crowd of soldiers in the street behind them. Back: Blank postcard lines. Upper righthand corner has a red a French stamp for the Legion Tricolore, which shows a man on the left in profile, and a group of soldiers. On top of that is a black circular handstamp.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Real photo postcard of Hitler and Mussolini in the former's Mercedes Benz in June, 1940 with French Legion Tricolore stamp which were formed by the collaborationist Vichy government and considered independent of German control. Opposition from Germany forced the Legion to disband after six months.

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 4"

Keywords

Car Nazi Flag Stamp Legion Tricolore Mercedes Benz Munich, Benito Mussolini, Adolf Hitler

Hitler and Mussolini Meeting in Munich in June, 1940

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