'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?'
- A Confrontation in the Desert
- Narrated by: Spike Milligan
- Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 02-04-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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'Keep talking, Milligan. I think I can get you out on mental grounds.'
'That's how I got in, sir.'
'Didn't we all?'
The second volume of Spike Milligan's legendary recollections of life as a gunner in World War Two sees our hero into battle in North Africa - eventually.
First, there is important preparation to be done: extensive periods of loitering ('we had been standing by vehicles for an hour, and nothing had happened, but it happened frequently'); psychological toughening ('if a man dies when you hang him, keep hanging him until he gets used to it'); and living dangerously ('no underwear!'). At last the battle for Tunis is upon them....
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By Gary on 03-19-16
Spike at his best
Great listen and most enjoyable, Spike as funny as ever,must get book and series of books
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By gerald gravett on 01-10-18
war from the point of view of a private soldier
Most war histories are written by high ranking officers. This perspective by Sir Terence Milligan is a refreshing departure by a low ranker. - yes, I said ranker. Would Spike have envisaged his Knighthood at the time - he would surely have been the butt of many a joke had his comrades in arms foreseen it.