'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?': A Confrontation in the Desert (Milligan Memoirs)

'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?': A Confrontation in the Desert (Milligan Memoirs)

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's mythical warfare memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the second one international battle, in addition to a desirable portrait of the adolescence of this towering comedian genius, most renowned as author and celebrity of The Goon exhibit. they've got offered over 4.5 million copies on account that they first appeared.

'The so much irreverent, hilarious ebook in regards to the conflict that i've got ever learn' Sunday Express

'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway strains and exceptional anecdotes' Daily Mail

'Desperately humorous, bright, vulgar' Sunday Times

'Keep speaking, Milligan. i feel i will be able to get you out on psychological Grounds.' 'That's how I bought in, sir.' 'Didn't we all.'

The moment quantity of Spike Milligan's mythical memories of lifestyles as a gunner in global warfare sees our hero into conflict in North Africa - finally. First, there's vital practise to be performed: wide sessions of loitering ('We were status by way of autos for an hour and not anything had occurred, however it occurred frequently'), mental toughening ('If a guy dies for those who hold him, hold putting him until eventually he will get used to it') and dwelling dangerously ('no underwear!'). eventually the conflict for Tunis is upon them...

'That completely wonderful approach of taking a look at issues in a different way. an exceptional guy' Stephen Fry

'Milligan is the nice God to we all' John Cleese

'The Godfather of other Comedy' Eddie Izzard

'Manifestly a genius, a comic book surrealist genius and had no equivalent' Terry Wogan

'A completely unique comedy author' Michael Palin

'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound paintings of nonsense' Guardian

Spike Milligan was once one of many maximum and such a lot influential comedians of the 20 th century. Born in India in 1918, he served within the Royal Artillery in the course of WWII in North Africa and Italy. on the finish of the struggle, he solid a profession as a jazz musician, sketch-show author and performer, earlier than becoming a member of forces with Peter dealers and Harry Secombe to shape the mythical Goon convey. till his loss of life in 2002, he had luck as on level and reveal and because the writer of over 80 books of fiction, memoir, poetry, performs, cartoons and kid's stories.

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