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

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'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

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ISBN-13: 9780241958100
ISBN-10: 0241958105
Pagini: 208
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 13 mm
Greutate: 0.15 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin
Seria Spike Milligan War Memoirs

Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success as on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.


The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read
Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes
Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar
Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense
Milligan is the Great God to all of us
The Godfather of Alternative Comedy
That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man
Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal
A totally original comedy writer