The men encounter problems at the Italian customs post before trying to become members of the Fascist Party.
Europe in the Looking Glass is Robert Byron's travel classic, recounting a car journey across Europe in 1926, and providing a mirror on events and nationhood both then and today. Byron (a descendant of the poet) found acclaim as the author of The Road to Oxiana - an account of a trip to Afghanistan and Persia.
The conclusion offers the travellers (and all of us) a new perspective on their homeland as well as the countries and cultures they explore together.
Read by Rupert Penry-Jones.
Producer: David Roper
A Heavy Entertainment production for BBC Radio 4.
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