Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall (Milligan Memoirs)

Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall (Milligan Memoirs)

Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan's mythical battle memoirs are a hilarious and subversive first-hand account of the second one international conflict, in addition to a desirable portrait of the youth of this towering comedian genius, most renowned as author and megastar of The Goon convey. they've got offered over 4.5 million copies when you consider that they first appeared.

'The such a lot irreverent, hilarious e-book concerning the battle that i've got ever learn' Sunday Express

'Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics, throwaway strains and excellent anecdotes' Daily Mail

'Desperately humorous, vibrant, vulgar' Sunday Times

A voice is looking around the land, 'Bombardier Milligan.' 'Bombadier Milligan is dead,' I spoke back in a disguised voice. The voice spoke back, 'Then he will omit his breakfast.'

The fourth quantity of Spike Milligan's mythical account of his time within the military in the course of international conflict starts off as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ('The send touched the seashore very lightly, so lightly i believe it is not insured'). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he quickly recovers ('I'm able to be killed again'), our plucky hero is piddled on by way of a farm puppy ('Mussolini's revenge?') prior to forging his manner inland in the direction of the enemy and the sound of weapons ('We're getting close to civilisation'), the place issues without notice take a gloomy flip ('I was once probably not me any more') ...

'That completely wonderful manner of issues another way. a good guy' Stephen Fry

'Milligan is the nice God to we all' John Cleese

'The Godfather of different Comedy' Eddie Izzard

'Manifestly a genius, a comic book surrealist genius and had no equivalent' Terry Wogan

'A completely unique comedy author' Michael Palin

'Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound artwork of nonsense' Guardian

Spike Milligan used to be one of many maximum and so much influential comedians of the 20 th century. Born in India in 1918, he served within the Royal Artillery in the course of WWII in North Africa and Italy. on the finish of the battle, he cast a profession as a jazz musician, sketch-show author and performer, earlier than becoming a member of forces with Peter and Harry Secombe to shape the mythical Goon express. until eventually his dying in 2002, he had luck as on degree and reveal and because the writer of over 80 books of fiction, memoir, poetry, performs, cartoons and kid's stories.

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