On this day 79 years ago Italy declares war, here’s Mussolini addressing the crowd with english subtitles for those interested.
I have colorized a photo of it. Also, with a better transcript.
I’ve modified the original post with another video containing a better translation.
This was actually interesting to watch, I’ve watched a million Hitler speeches but to no understanding of German — understanding some Italian certainly makes a difference to me.
Nevertheless, maybe it’s just a bunch of guesses, but I’m trying to think of the differences with Hitler’s average style of speech. Mussolini seems much more stiff, and what I find most fascinating, is the tempo with the public. Hitler is never interrupted, while Mussolini seems almost impatience to get his turn with all that euphoric and screaming public.