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Oddly Off-Putting Photos Of Axis Powers Broing Out Together 

Ryleigh Nucilli
Updated October 12, 2018 5.5k views 20 items

It would be a gross understatement to characterize the leadership of the Axis Powers during WWII as an "unfriendly" group of men. In reality, as these photos of Axis Powers broing out together show, they were perfectly friendly and congenial toward one another; it was the millions of people whom they exterminated in the name of racial and economic superiority who didn't receive the same treatment. Pictures of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler smiling, joking, and laughing as they postulated theories of mass human destruction to one another are nothing if not disconcerting. This list pulls together photos of a group of history's most vile humans at the height of their glory, hanging out, broing down, and looking painfully self-assured. Given that we all know how it ends for them individually, the schadenfreude is strong with this one.

Hitler And Mussolini During Hitler's Visit To Germany In 1941
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Mussolini Bidding Arrivederci To Hitler As He Boards A Train From Berlin In 1937
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Joachim von Ribbentrop Having A Laugh With Joseph Stalin, Moscow, 1939
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Matsuoka And Joachim von Ribbentrop Hanging Out In Berlin, 1941
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