Our collective view of World War II has changed greatly since the liberation of Europe and the defeat of the Axis in 1945. Information has come to light and disturbing discoveries have puckered our understanding of the last world war, but there once was time when WWII spawned a great deal of comedic material. Movies like Stalag 17 (1953), The Great Escape (1963), even the TV show Hogan’s Heroes (1965–1971) found the lighter aspects of the war — particularly in those who found ways to maintain humanity through frivolity. Life is often silly, even when it is under incredible duress. … Continue reading THE SECRET OF SANTA VITTORIA