Still from Fellini’s movie Amarcord portraying the SS Rex (edited by author)

SS Rex, The Fascist Titanic

Fast, sleek and opulent, the legendary liner inspired the name of a beer

Giulia Montanari
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7 min readFeb 5, 2021

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Hurray for the Rex! The greatest thing the regime ever built!”

In Fellini’s Oscar-winning 1973 movie Amarcord, the SS Rex comes out of the darkness, glistening with lights like a giant Christmas tree. The crowd awaiting her…

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Giulia Montanari
Exploring History

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