Italy in WW2
Benito Mussolini

Why did Mussolini surrender?

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03/21/2007

Mussolini did not surrender, he was removed from office by the Grand Fascist Council, arrested, and later freed by German special forces led by Otto Skorzeny. He was then made leader of the Italian Social Republic in the north, until his murder at the hands of communist partisans towards the end of the war.