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Mussolini's Rescue Was a Nazi Sham

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Mussolini's Rescue Was a Nazi Sham

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Framed by the Third Reich as one of the most perilous and daring missions of WWII, the freeing of Il Duce was nothing more than a friendly photo op.

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Not all of war's battles take place on the front lines. Many are fought in the shadows, carried out by special force operatives. Witness four infamous secret missions, executed by both sides during the Second World War. We investigate the haphazard rescue of Mussolini, revisit a notorious Nazi's assassination, and recount an audacious kidnapping with a surprise ending.

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