Thursday, February 7, 2013

Telegram to Adolf Hitler, July 21, 1940

(Published in Il Popolo d'Italia, July 22, 1940)

July 21, 1940

The words of your great speech in the Reichstag have gone directly to the hearts of the Italian people. I thank you and I repeat that the Italian people, whatever may happen, will march together with your people until the end, that is to say, until victory.


Adolf Hitler responded with the following telegram:

July 21, 1940

I thank you, Duce, for your friendly telegram. United in our ideologies and in the force of our arms, Fascist Italy and National Socialist Germany will victoriously conquer liberty for our peoples.