"My mother, father and brother had sent me a photo intended to boost my morale, taken by a neighbour in Brentwood. When I saw it I thought they were all convalescing from rabies. They were all white-faced, with fixed false-teeth smiles and staring eyes. The explanation was it was taken by magnesium flash, badly printed and the photographer, Mr Wheel had asked them to 'Open your eyes wide' to get a good expression. The result, dead people standing up."
- Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall'.