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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1971)

by Spike Milligan

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Slapstick comedy at it's worst. Nothing even remotely amusing or believable. ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Mar 16, 2015 |
Hilarious ( )
  pan0ramix | Nov 27, 2014 |
Abolutely hilarious and well written memoirs of Spike Milligan's time in the service (Part 1 at least). I love it, cannot wait to read more, he certainly has a talent for painting a vivid and often funny picture with his words. ( )
  Luftwaffe_Flak | Feb 6, 2014 |
The first of Milligan's volumes of war memoirs is undoubtedly funny, and recounts the beginnings of his days in the British Army during the Second World War, where he would eventually meet the likes of Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers, leading to the eventual birth of the Goon Show. All that, of course, comes later, as there's still a war on to make the best of... ( )
  Bill_Bibliomane | Dec 13, 2013 |
Unique. ( )
  psiloiordinary | Jan 20, 2013 |
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I dedicate this book to Norma Farnes, my manager, who puts up with me
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September 3rd, 1939. The last minutes of peace ticking away.
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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...
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In this, the first of Spike Milligan's recollections of life in the army, our hero takes us from the outbreak of war in 1939, through his attempts to avoid enlistment and his gunner training in Bexhill to the landing at Algiers in 1943.

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