Ep 43: Spike Milligan and the Italian Campaign

Ep 43: Spike Milligan and the Italian Campaign

Al Murray reads an extract from Spike Milligan’s war time memoir Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall. Al and James then discuss the effects of the war on Milligan’s mental health and James provides historical context to the author’s time in Italy.

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