Italy between the two World Wars (1919/1939)
The end of World War I implied for Italy a period of political and economic crisis; strikes and political riots were very common; Mussolini took advantage of these events, coming into power through the March on Rome in 1922 (original version). The films shot during the twenty years of Fascism enable us to judge the regime propaganda, the Italian politics and diplomacy, the Duce's journeys through Italy and abroad, and his private life. Many of these films were shot by private individuals: they give us therefore a less official but more authentic outlook on this period. An original, very rare German documentary film shot in 1936 describes in detail the War in Ethiopia, from the departure of the legionary troops from the Italian ports to Badoglio's entry in Addis Abeba.
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