Text ´ Adolf Hitler My Part in His Downfall × Spike Milligan
N 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'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 differ Adolf Hitler My Part in his Downfall is the first of Spike Milligan's seven memoirs that recount his recollections of life in the army during World War 2 I read this book as a teenager in the mid 1970s or put another way a very long time ago and I loved it and have always meant to read it again It was even better than I had remembered For all the privations of army life it is clear that Spike had a lot of fun during this period and the humour that was to make his name with the Goons and beyond is here in abundance That said Adolf Hitler My Part in his Downfall ends just as Spike's regiment arrives in Algiers for its first taste of action and whilst there is some tragedy in this memoir things will inevitably get serious from here on in Spike's silliness is infectious and the book contains a winning combination of word play self deprecating humour and social history And a very credible evocation of the life of a conscript at the start of the war right down to the smelliness of the army uniforms and how nobody got the correct size The book contains plenty of surprising and freuently outrageous anecdotes many of which are loud out loud funny 45The entire series isAdolf Hitler My Part in His Downfall 1971Rommel? Gunner Who? 1974Monty His Part in My Victory 1976 Mussolini His Part in My Downfall 1978Where Have All the Bullets Gone? 1985Goodbye Soldier 1986Peace Work 1992Spike Milligan 1918 2002 is described on his gravestone as 'Writer Artist Musician Humanitarian Comedian'
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Adolf Hitler My Part in His DownfallAdolf Hitler My Part on His Downfall is volume One of Spike Milligan's outrageous hilarious legendary War Memoirs'At Victoria station the RTO 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 i Recently when I posted a uote from this book people guessed that it came from Terry Prachett or Monty Python or Douglas Adams Which is actually rather revealing because if modern British comedy and humor writers have a spiritual grandfather it's Spike Milligan Although he was also a talented musician he became known for his mad cap and often surreal comedy writing particularly his work on the Goon ShowBefore all that he went to war and before he went to war he had to be trained This book the first in a series looks at the time he spent with his unit wandering around Southern Britain learning how to soldier and it's hilarious From the bizarre officer's dances Spike's band played at to the crazy antics they got up to when learning to work the radios he was a radio operator it's funny in a slightly crazed way Milligan actually suffered from bi polar disorder all his life and this whole book reads like an extended and very funny up period