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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?', written and read by Spike Milligan.

'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....

©2015 Spike Milligan (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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this was a very difficult listen. Painful in fact.

this was a very difficult listen. Painful in fact. I didnt get past the first chapter.

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  • JermUK
  • 01-08-2018

Spike Milligan, as funny as he ever was.

The title of this should say it all, but apparently I need fifteen words in this review, so here are a few more...
You'd probably have to be a fan of Mr. Milligan to be able to appreciate the narrative. However it does give one a real sense of what your average bloke went through during World War Two. Long stretches of boredom ameliorated with a developing humour that is evident in Milligan's broadcasting career in The Goons, as well as his other productions. The boredom however is also interspersed with actual warfare..not for the faint hearted.
I tried to read the book as a youngster (12/13 years of age) and found it a bit tedious.Oh callow youth!!
Having listened to Spike reading his own words I am going to have to find the other volumes he alludes to. Needles to say, it helps that it is Spike that is reading it.
There, more than fifteen words!

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  • Gary
  • 19-03-2016

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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  • gerald gravett
  • 10-01-2018

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.

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  • alan
  • 08-06-2021

Magical Spikez

Utter Genius,A funny phenomenon!
True comic enigma
would loved to have met him, or even seen him live on stage.

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  • Ges
  • 27-05-2021

Spike Milligan

loved listening to the story, memories of reading it years ago
Spike a great story teller.

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  • WJ D.
  • 25-05-2021

Spike is a great Tonic

So funny, his wit was legendry. Soldiers today can relate to his experiences. What a guy!

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 26-03-2021

so funny

Always funny to listen to, even today.
His quick wit and humour, so funny to hear.

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  • PETER KEANE
  • 15-03-2021

Spikes Memorial to the British Squaddie.

Moving on from 'Adolph Hitler....' Spike continues his Wonderful account of the British at War.All the ridiculous 'Rules and Regulations' the Overt and Covert 'Class Warfare' between Officers and Enlisted.The Tragedy and loss along with the Terror and Boredom of War, nothing is missed but throughout is Spike's Affection and Compassion for the 'Ordinary Bloke' and the nobility inherent in Friendship,Loyalty and the kind of Personal courage it takes just to find a reason to go on. As with all of Spikes Works a 'Love Letter to Life and People that never fails to laugh at the 'Raspberries' along life's path !

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  • David
  • 07-03-2021

Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant, even better that it was read by Spike Milligan. Now onto the next.

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  • Dr. S.G Baxter
  • 01-02-2021

A voice of memories

excellent, Spike has a naturel approach to storytelling that is a pleasure to listen to, his exploits in the army are amusing, sometimes hilarious, and occasionally very sad. I have read this book many times though I much prefer listening to his voice, it adds a sense of attachment and believability that is very pleasurable.

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  • A. Norris
  • 16-01-2021

Milligan offers his memoirs

This was scheduled to be the second part of Spike's trilogy of war memoirs: he ended up writing seven volumes and each is magnificent. Not far down is the truth and horror of war but he layers it with pathos and wit. Somewhere on You Tube is a contemporary black and white propaganda movie about the battle for North Africa. Watch that, read this and despite what some critics said of this book, you realise how true these chapters are.

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