Monday, 24th April 2006 by

Benito Mussolini, Italy's Facist Dictator during World War II, gave himself the title of "Il Duce", or "Dux" in latin, which translates to "leader". Around this time one of his followers planted trees in the hills, about 75km from Rome, proclaiming "DUX" for all to see.

Apparently locals in the 50s tried to erase the letters by planting more trees around the area but clearly that wasn't very successful, and the 600 foot propaganda still stands.

Thanks: Aldo