Motivation for hanging Benito Mussolini from barbecue skewer

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Cantankerous
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Motivation for hanging Benito Mussolini from barbecue skewer

Post by Cantankerous » 14 Jan 2020 00:39

Does anyone have an idea why Benito Mussolini and his wife were hung by Italian partisans from a barbecue skewer after being executed? I wish the anti-fascist partisans in Italy could have put Mussolini on trial for any potential war crimes and electrocuted rather than hung from a barbecue skewer because hanging dead people from a barbecue skewer is grotesque.

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Ironmachine
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Re: Motivation for hanging Benito Mussolini from barbecue skewer

Post by Ironmachine » 14 Jan 2020 08:04

electrocuted rather than hung from a barbecue skewer because hanging dead people from a barbecue skewer is grotesque
Where did you get the idea that he was hanged from a barbecue skewer?
Anyway, I don't think that frying someone in an electric chair until he becomes crispy is any less grotesque. 8O
However, note that if you have a problem with hanging dead people, your solution is not going to work. He could have been electrocuted and then he, already dead, could still have been hanged. :wink:

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Re: Motivation for hanging Benito Mussolini from barbecue skewer

Post by zaptiè » 14 Jan 2020 11:52

He was first shot ( with his lover, not the wife , who survived the war and lived unmolested in Italy after the war) near Como, then transported in Milan and hanged from the feets at a gas station , with some others.
In the same point some time before where hanged some partisans.

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