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Meeting at Brenner Pass

18 Mar 1938

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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.

Last Major Update: Feb 2010

Meeting at Brenner Pass Timeline

18 Mar 1938 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini met at 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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Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2




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More on Meeting at Brenner Pass
Participants:
» Ciano, Galeazzo
» Hitler, Adolf
» Mussolini, Benito
» Ribbentrop, Joachim

Locations:
» Austria
» Italy

Meeting at Brenner Pass Photo Gallery
Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 1 of 2Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2


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