'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?': A Confrontation in the Desert - Spike Milligan War Memoirs (Paperback)Spike Milligan (author)
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VOLUME TWO OF SPIKE MILLIGAN'S LEGENDARY MEMOIRS IS A OUTRAGEOUS, HILARIOUS WW2 MEMOIRS
'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes' Daily Mail
'Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar' Sunday Times
'Keep talking, Milligan. I think I can get you out on Mental Grounds.'
'That's how I got in, sir.'
'Didn't we all.'
The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in World War Two sees our hero into battle in North Africa - eventually. First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('We had been standing by vehicles for an hour and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'), psychological toughening ('If a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it') and living dangerously ('no underwear!'). At last the battle for Tunis is upon them . . .
'The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read' Sunday Express
'Milligan is the Great God to all of us' John Cleese
'The Godfather of Alternative Comedy' Eddie Izzard
'A totally original comedy writer' Michael Palin
'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense' Guardian
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes * Daily Mail *
Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar * Sunday Times *
Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense * Guardian *
Milligan is the Great God to all of us -- John Cleese
The Godfather of Alternative Comedy -- Eddie Izzard
That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man -- Stephen Fry
Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal -- Terry Wogan
A totally original comedy writer -- Michael Palin
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