Don't Mention The War

For 60 years, radio and TV programmes, films and books have made comedy out of the Second World War, and recently, the German ambassador to the UK criticised our continuing obsession with it.

Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and comedy writers alike, and traces how their response to the subject has changed but never gone away.

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For 60 years, radio and TV programmes, films and books have made comedy out of the Second World War, and recently, the German ambassador to the UK criticised our continuing obsession with it.

Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and comedy writers alike, and traces how their response to the subject has changed but never gone away.