Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Spike Milligan Mussolini

Spike Milligan Mussolini
Item# 9780241958124

Product Description

Publisher: Viking (July 2012)

Author: Spike Milligan

The fourth volume of Spike Milligan's legendary account of his time in the army during World War Two begins as he and his regiment land in sunny Italy in 1943 ('The ship touched the beach very gently, so gently I suspect it's not insured'). After a bout of Sandfly Fever, from which he soon recovers ('I'm ready to be killed again'), our plucky hero is piddled on by a farm dog ('Mussolini's revenge?') before forging his way inland towards the enemy and the sound of guns ('We're getting near civilisation'), where matters suddenly take a dark turn ('I was not really me any more') ... (pb)