- Title: Milligan's War: The Selected War Memoirs of Spike Milligan
- Author: Spike Milligan
- ISBN: 9780140110821
- Page: 221
- Format: Paperback
Milligan s War is the one volume selected edition of Spike Milligan s war memoirs, published to celebrate the seventieth birthday of Britain s funniest old soldier on 16 April 1988.Adolf Hitler, Monty, Mussolini, Rommel who all played their modest parts in the Second World War and the shaping of human destiny, but we all know where the real action was Milligan s waMilligan s War is the one volume selected edition of Spike Milligan s war memoirs, published to celebrate the seventieth birthday of Britain s funniest old soldier on 16 April 1988.Adolf Hitler, Monty, Mussolini, Rommel who all played their modest parts in the Second World War and the shaping of human destiny, but we all know where the real action was Milligan s war documents in words and pictures The most scurrilous, bizarre and certainly the most hilarious military career embarked upon by any bombardier of the 56th heavy regiment, royal artillery, ever The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read Sunday Express Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar Sunday Times 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 FrySpike 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.
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Selection from Spike Miligan's multi volume war memoirs, I think on the strength of this one book I'd be disinclined to read the whole thing (view spoiler)[ on the basis that its the best bits rather than the boring ones that make it into the film trailer (hide spoiler)]. With the passage of lengthy and leaden years the stand out moments, for me at least, were his father waking him up one night to insist that in all his years in India he had never shot a tiger (view spoiler)[ I presume alcohol h [...]
I've never read any Spike Milligan before, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this up. This book is an abridged collection of his several volumes of memoirs from his time as a soldier in the Second World War. Milligan was recruited as a gunner and spends the first part of his deployment stationed in North Africa. He moves, with the invasion of Sicily, up into Italy where he is struck down with acute post-traumatic stress disorder after a particularly harrowing incident where an enemy [...]
The late great comic Spike Milligan and his World War 2 memoirs. He actually wrote a series of books of his years in the military - but this is sort of a 'best of' collection. He was a fantastic wit with a surreal take on life. A remarkable talent.
Spike Milligan is hilarious and endearing. His war stories are funny and emotional, and he blends them magnificently. He finds humor during horrible and terrifying moments of combat. But he never jokes about the friends he lost or when soldiers showed courage or fear and real human reaction.This is a great book that I think really shows what war is like, and how real young men act in battle.
All the best bits from Spike Milligan’s war diaries. No substitute for the complete books but worth a look for the lazy amongst us that cannot be bothered to read the full works.
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