Spike Milligan: The Complete War Memoirs

Spike Milligan: The Complete War Memoirs

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The most hilarious military career ever embarked upon, from Britain's funniest old soldier

Spike Milligan's war memoirs are some of the most popular of all time. Re-mastered and issued in audio format for the first time ever since publication, this complete edition tells Spike's story all the way from enlistment in 1939 to his experiences in North Africa and Italy, his wounding and rehabilitation, his transition from soldiering to show-business and eventually to the formation of the Goons.

The War Memoirs are an utterly original and outrageously subversive first-hand account of the Second World War, as well as a hilarious and fascinating portrait of the early life and formative years of one of the greatest comedians the world has ever known. Filled throughout with bathos, pathos and gales of ribald laughter, this is a barely sane helping of military goonery and superlative Milliganese.

The War Memoirs consists of 36 wonderfully re-mastered CDs, preserving Milligan's genius for future generations. Audio quality varies.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 134 x 138 x 90mm | 980g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 024125812X
  • 9780241258125
  • 246,773

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The Godfather of Alternative Comedy -- Eddie Izzard Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes * Daily Mail * That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man -- Stephen Fry Milligan is the Great God to all of us -- John Cleese The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read * Sunday Express *
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About Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan was one of the greatest and most influential comedians of the twentieth century. Born in India in 1918, he served in the Royal Artillery during WWII in North Africa and Italy. At the end of the war, he forged a career as a jazz musician, sketch-show writer and performer, before joining forces with Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe to form the legendary Goon Show. Until his death in 2002, he had success on stage and screen and as the author of over eighty books of fiction, memoir, poetry, plays, cartoons and children's stories.
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