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Two Veterans–A Dark Consequence of World War One: A Don’t Know Much About® Audiominute

Yesterday, November 11th, was Veterans Day – a holiday on which we honor service and sacrifice.

Two World War I veterans, Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler, deserve no such honors. But we must still recognize the consequences of war. Listen to this quick lesson.


Mussolini and Hitler in Munich June 1940 (Source: National Archives)


You can read and listen to more of my history of Veterans Day here.

And read more about these two men and the impact of World War I in the rise of other dictators in Strongman: The Rise of Five Dictators and the Fall of Democracy

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