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Adolf Hitler
Author: Spike Milligan

ISBN: 9780241958094
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 28 May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 1.0
Description:
'At Victoria station the R.T.O. gave me a travel warrant, a white feather and a picture of Hitler marked 'This is your enemy'. I searched every compartment, but he wasn't on the train . . .' In this, the first of Spike Milligan's uproarious recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939 ('it must have been something we said'), through his attempts to avoid enlistment ('time for my appendicitus, I thought') and his gunner training in Bexhill ('There was one drawback. No ammunition') to the landing at Algiers in 1943 ('I closed my eyes and faced the sun. I fell down a hatchway').

Filled with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese.

About the Author

When Spike Milligan died in 2002, he left behind one of the most diverse legacies in British entertainment history -- as well as a legion of devoted fans and admirers. His themes ranged from environmental issues to the war, from nostalgia to depression, and his prolific output covers some of the most evocative events of the twentieth c...

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