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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall (1971)

by Spike Milligan

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This is another book I read as a teenager and decided to re-read. Frankly, its great. Confused teenager signs up for the British Army (or is conscripted, its not totally clear) and ends up as an artillery gunner. Has hilarious adventures while managing to still be a scrawny nerd. I loved it. A light hearted look at a difficult topic.

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1 vote mikal | Feb 8, 2016 |
I read this book twice, and have dipped into it constantly. Spike Milligan a rising musician is swept into WWII. He doesn't like it, but is aware his opinion isn't going to count for much. And thus we have the family background, and his basic training both in warrior skills and in "Soldiering", in the lower-class British sense. Hilarious and tear jerking both at the same time, and hard to read for longer than a few minutes, but essential to an understanding of WWII.
I've obviously got a hold of an obscure edition of this wonderful book.. ( )
1 vote DinadansFriend | Aug 2, 2015 |
Even reading it with Milligan's voice in my head, I didn't find it funny. ( )
  moopet | Jul 25, 2015 |
Slapstick comedy at it's worst. Nothing even remotely amusing or believable. ( )
  tess_schoolmarm | Mar 16, 2015 |
Hilarious ( )
1 vote pan0ramix | Nov 27, 2014 |
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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.
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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