The Second World War saw Allied forces evolve from serial losers to a war-winning machine. Comedian and history buff Al Murray talks to Spencer Mizen about 10 commanders – from Bernard Montgomery to George Patton and Omar Bradley to Orde Wingate – whose experiences chart that transformation.

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Al Murray is the author of Command: How the Allies Learned to Win the Second World War (Headline, 2022)

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Spencer MizenProduction Editor, BBC History Magazine

Spencer is production editor of BBC History Magazine

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