Biography: Benito Mussolini
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Military parade. CU of Mussolini as he watches parade. MS's of Hitler and Mussolini meeting for the first time. MS's of Hitler and Mussolini, low angle, of the two standing on a balcony; Hitler looks gaunt and tame while Mussolini prances and behaves like a lion. Mussolini stands alone on a balcony, shouting to the crowd, while Hilter stands on a side balcony. Montage of Benito inspecting his Italian field troops, artillery, tanks, etc. Benito with binoculars and field marshalls. Mussolini warns Hilter not to move into Austria. He moves troops to Austrian border. Italian troops deploy for Ethiopia. Montage : tight LS's of Ethiopian warriors on camels, tanks rolling, travelling tight LS, face on, of charging Ethopian troops, CU's of knives and spears being sharpened; Italian machine gun nests bursting fire, MS of Italian soldiers in gas masks firing from a trench. Hailie Salessie flees. Italian nighttime victory celebration. fireworks burst into the air, cheering crowds, MS of a vaguely silouetted il Duce standing on a balcony and watching the festivities.