The best thing about this link is the footage from the 1948 match, which is one of England's best ever performances. Italy had won the two WCs before WW2, so they were no mugs, even if this side wouldn't have included many of those teams. England, otoh, fielded possibly their finest ever attack. And I'd never previously seen anything from the game, only read about it.
England v Italy: A history of football encounters in YouTube clips | Football | guardian.co.uk
Beyond that, there's some interesting footage of us being completely outclassed in a 1973 friendly. And Phil Neal's desperate luinge at Graziani in 1980 is still painful to behold.
And they should have included the qualifiers for the 1978 WC.