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Film of Italians celebrating the first anniversary of victory in Abyssinia, 1937
(Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum: COI 47)
IWM COI 47; Italian film, 1937 IWM COI 47; Italian film, 1937
1a 1b              
IWM COI 47; Italian film, 1937

Questions

  1. What is happening in source 1a?

  2. Why would Mussolini give medals to war widows?

  3. What words would you use to describe the attitude of the families towards Mussolini?

  4. What is happening in source 1b?

  5. How would you describe the attitude of these people towards Mussolini?

  6. What messages is the film maker trying to communicate? Consider his use of music and images.