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Meeting at Brenner Pass

18 Mar 1938


ww2dbaseAt 0930 hours on 18 Mar 1938, at the mountain village of Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italian Alpine troops welcomed the arrival of Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano by train. As snow drifted down heavily, Adolf Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop arrived, also by train. Ciano escorted Hitler and Ribbentrop toward Mussolini's train car over red carpet. The subsequent meeting lasted two hours and twelve minutes; after which, they each returned to their capitals. The two parties discussed potential plans for future joint-aggression, but to the public they offered terms to maintain peace in Europe.

ww2dbaseSource: Time Magazine.

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Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at Brennero, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini at Brennero, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2

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18 Mar 1938 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at Brennero, Italy, in the Brenner Pass on the Italian-Austrian border; Mussolini agreed to enter a war on the side of Germany at an opportune moment.

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