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Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall Paperback – 30 Oct 1986

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (30 Oct. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140035206
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140035209
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.8 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (160 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 480,691 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The most irreverent, hilarious book about the war that I have ever read (Sunday Express)

Brilliant verbal pyrotechnics ... throwaway lines and marvelous anecdotes (Daily Mail)

Desperately funny, vivid, vulgar (Sunday Times)

Close in stature to Lewis Carroll and Edward Lear in his command of the profound art of nonsense (Guardian)

Milligan is the Great God to all of us (John Cleese)

The Godfather of Alternative Comedy (Eddie Izzard)

That absolutely glorious way of looking at things differently. A great man (Stephen Fry)

Manifestly a genius, a comic surrealist genius and had no equal (Terry Wogan)

A totally original comedy writer (Michael Palin) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Spike Milligan was born at Ahmednagar in India in 1918. He received his first education in a tent in the Hyderabad Sindh desert and graduated from there, through a series of Roman Catholic schools in India and England, to the Lewisham Polytechnic.

He then plunged into the world of Show Business, seduced by his first stage appearance, at the age of eight, in the nativity play of his Poona convent school. He began his career as a band musician, but has since become famous as a humorous scriptwriter and actor in both films and broadcasting. Spike received an honorary CBE in 1992.

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A classic please buy this and everything he's written. What a man beautiful
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Hilarious.
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Hysterical spike is just so funny. Well written and had me in hysterics can't wait to read the next book.
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Top 'trilogy'.Read all seven books,Spike is one of my comic heroes.As he wrote in this would be the first in a trilogy.He then wrote seven books in this series.
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Funny, as would be written by Milligan.
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really enjoyable
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NOT FOR ME
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If there was a nobel prize for comedy then this would surely have bagged the honour for Milligan. There are many many books, films , documentaries that focus on the bravery and valor of the men who fought in the second world war. This tells the story of the conscripts and threw the eyes of a genius in comedy circles. Gunner Milligan reveals ,and revels in, the absurdity of taking young men from normal civilian life and trying to train them for war. The japes, capers and general pissing about make this probably a more honest account of conscription than anything else you will ever read. Beautifully written (and ever more beautifully told on audiobook)it jumps seemlessly from hilarity to heartfelt sadness and within it one catches small glimpses, possibly, of where spike's manic depression came from. The only draw back to this book is how often the comedy in it has been copied and so you get the feeling that it isnt "fresh." But when the imitators are monty pythoon, ricky gervais and pretty much every successful comedian and comic screen writer since Milligan first exploded into public view, then you realise that you are reading something to which you owe a great deal. If Monty Python has ever made you smile, if the Simpsons make you laugh and if Kenny Everett holds a fondness in your heart then you owe it to yourself and you owe a tribute to the genious of Sir Spike Milligan. Buy this book and then start the collection of all seven books of the rather oddly named "trilogy."
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