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Old 09-06-2016, 07:13 PM   #49
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Standard Oil Co. Inc..

Mussolini Is Executed..
An American eye witness described the crowd as "sinister, depraved, out of control".. After a while, the bodies were hoisted up on to the metal girder framework of a half-built Standard Oil service station, and hung upside down on meat hooks..In the evening of 28 April, the bodies of Mussolini, Petacci, and the other executed Fascists were loaded onto a van and trucked south to Milan.. On arriving in the city in the early hours of 29 April, they were dumped on the ground in the Piazzale Loreto, a suburban square near the main railway station.. The choice of location was deliberate.. Fifteen partisans had been shot there in August 1944 in retaliation for partisan attacks and Allied bombing raids, and their bodies had then been left on public display.. At the time, Mussolini is said to have remarked "for the blood of Piazzale Loreto, we shall pay dearly"..Standard Oil Co. Inc. was an American oil producing, transporting, refining, and marketing company.. Established in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller as a corporation in Ohio, it was the largest oil refiner in the world of its time..With the dissolution of the Standard Oil trust into 33 smaller companies, Rockefeller became the richest man in the world..Rockefeller disengaged from business to concentrate on his philanthropy..

The dead body of Mussolini (27th PM second from left) next to Petacci (middle) and other executed fascists in Piazzale Loreto, Milan, 1945..

The name Loreto is also used in a wider sense to refer to the district surrounding the square, which is part of the Zone 2 administrative division.. The name "Loreto" derives from an old sanctuary that used to be there and that was dedicated to Our Lady of Loreto (a city in the Ancona province)..It is most commonly known as the seat of the Basilica della Santa Casa, a popular Catholic pilgrimage site..Ancona was founded by Greek settlers from Syracuse about 387 BC, who gave it its name: Ancona stems from the Greek word Αγκων, meaning "elbow"; the harbour to the east of the town was originally protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow..Greek merchants established a Tyrian purple dye factory here...

Before completing its 12 inch track through her body and exiting below the left rib cage, continuing on to cause further injuries to Fletcher's left elbow... must apologize for the intrusion..But travel is very difficult for me, and I've come a long way..There's intelligence behind this business, Watson..Cold, calculating, ruthless intelligence...

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