Mussolini / Liktoren / "Rutenbündel" (Fasces) ?

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Mussolini / Liktoren / "Rutenbündel" (Fasces) ?

Post by Hans1906 » 16 Oct 2020 16:56

Good evening,

the photo probably known to many users in the forum, what was the time, the location of the photo ?

Former "Abessinien" for sure, but was it common for the "Duce" to show up with such a "Liktoren" guard.


Translation from the german Wikipedia:

"In the Roman Empire, lictors (Latin lictores to ligare 'bind') were originally those servants who were supposed to protect the king as his bodyguard. Later, they were public servants who preceded the higher civil servants with empire (consuls, praetors, imperial legates and dictators) in public appearances or - comparable to today's bodyguards - surrounded them."

Someone here in the forum for sure has an answer, please share, what is known about this.
Source of the photo: unknown ?
* Photo a little bit cropped, and also sharpened.

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Re: Mussolini / Liktoren / "Rutenbündel" (Fasces) ?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 16 Oct 2020 20:29

This should answer your question http://www.amedeoguillet.com/italian-libya-1936-1940/

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Re: Mussolini / Liktoren / "Rutenbündel" (Fasces) ?

Post by Hans1906 » 19 Oct 2020 11:45

Good afternoon Waleed,

thank you again for another very informative link, now the history behind this photo is clear, question answered. :milwink:

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