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This is an auction for ROMMEL? GUNNER WHO?: A CONFRONTATION IN THE DESERT, by Spike Milligan.

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“Spike Milligan's second volume of war autobiography was published in 1974. This book spans events from January to May 1943, during Operation Torch, the Allied liberation of Africa in World War II. (The preface to the earlier book states this will be a trilogy, but ultimately he writes seven volumes.) As before, the book is in an unusual format freely mixing multimedia formats, with narrative anecdotes, contemporaneous photography, ridiculously non-contemporaneous steel engravings and illustrations, excerpts from actual diaries, actual letters, and rough sketches, along with absurd memoranda from Nazi officials (sometimes called "Hitlergrams"). A map is included. In a later volume, Milligan wrote, "I wish the reader to know that he is not reading a tissue of lies and fancies, it all really happened". In retrospect, the reader is left in some doubt – for the Prologue to this volume reads: "I have described nothing but what I saw myself, or learned from others of whom I made the most careful and particular enquiry. Thucydides. Peloponnesian War. I've just jazzed mine up a little. Milligan. World War II." Some details, such as a facsimile clipping announcing the death of a comrade (an atypical somber moment in the book) can be assumed factual. Moreover, much other information is apparently intended to be accurate..."

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Hardback 1974.

192 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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