‘La straordinaria storia dell’Italia’ (‘The extraordinary history of Italy’ ep.10, The catastrofy)

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This little-known drama stages the conversation between Mussolini and King Vittorio Emanuele III which took place in the residence of the sovereign, Villa Savoia, the day after the session of the Grand Council of Fascism on 25th July 1943 – following such conversation Mussolini will be deposed and arrested by the king. The sequence carries on with a speech by the historian Claudio Pavone, who in 1991 published his important essay “A Civil War” and that reflects precisely on the use of this term for the events of ’43-’45, interviewed by Francesco Malgeri, also a historian.