“A voice is calling across the land, “Bombardier Milligan.””Bombadier Milligan is dead,” I replied in a disguised voice. The voice replied, “Then he’s going to miss his breakfast.” The fourth volume of Spike Milligan’s legendary account of his time in the army during World War Two begins as he & his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 (‘The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it’s not insured’).

Mussolini His Part in My Downfall

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 as 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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