Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Hitler and Mussolini — 1937
Italian dictator Benito Mussolini attended the German Wehrmacht's 1937 manoeuvres. The substantial figure of Hermann Goring is half-hidden between him and Adolf Hitler and Hans Frank, later Governor-General of Poland, is on Mussolini's immediate right. On Frank's right Colonel General von Fritsch, chief of the general staff (who was dismissed the following year after a false accusation of impropriety) is chatting to Lt General Wilhelm Keitel, who was later to run the Armed Forces High Command, Oberkommando der Wehrmacht.