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Sealed eEs laughs This probably reflects badly on me but I didn tnjoy this one uite as much as the previous volumes I think a lot of what I liked about the previous books was that they were an ordinary bloke s xperience of the war an Milligan Memoirs no 6Enjoyable follow on from vol 5 Always fascinating interesting to see how Spike and others adapted
even in the short period here following the nd of WW2 a cynical optimism is apparent and peoples attitudes have in the short period here following the The Familiars end of WW2 a cynical optimism is apparent and peoples attitudes have the short period here following thend of WW2 a cynical optimism is apparent and peoples attitudes have significantly since vol 1 Next vol back in Britain Not as funny as the previous volumes this one deals mainly with Spike s life and romance in Italy in 1946 until his #Return To England On The Last Page #to England on the last page can t wait to know if he keeps in touch with or marries Toni so I ll be reading the last volume Peace Work next to find out Book 6 in the series of Spike Milligan s wartime memoirs although strictly this book is about the immediate post war period Spike is on tour in Italy Imepuu entertaining troops still stationed there and much of the book concerns this and his Italian girlfriend a ballerina on tour with them I found this book similar to the previous one ie less satisfying than the wartime memoirs Again the attitudes of the time sexism casual racism seem to grate you feel l The sixth volume takes us through his demob process and his first footsteps after the war having a well of a time travelling with a travelling show to give shows across Europe whilst building a relationship with his girlfriend Toni This book picked up better pace again I felt with true Milligan wit and wisdom A book many could relate to show life hotel life travelling life tourism life family life and much ourvident within this book. Ia Antoinette Fontana 'All xcept for Eva Maria who I was keeping in reserve' Finally farewell to Rome goodbye soldier and the prospect of return to dreary deptford where 'fortune overdraft income tax mortgages accounts solicitors house agents' await. This is the sixth and
As Far As I Can far as I can final book in Milligan s war memoir series although I m not convinced that this one really counts because it takes place after the war has nded Still there s a ton of good stuff and it s also pretty interesting because milligan was knocking around as interesting because Milligan was knocking around as musician both when he was in the army and after the war had ndedSure there are a few bits here and there that are kind of uncomfortable because if they weren t racist they were close to it Still he was a product of his times and I m not surprised to see that terms that we deem as racist today were in common usage amongst front line soldiers And for the most part this is offset by Milligan s humour which is honestly just delightful He s very playful and he uses a lot of little puns and plays on words that made me chuckleIt s also pretty cool that you don t necessarily need to read these war diaries through in order although I m sure that probably helps As for me I just picked them up as and when I saw them going spare in charity shops and that was good nough for me To be honest that s probably the best thing to do because I m not sure if I d go out of my
way for themStill it was pretty good for what it was and I also appreciated the little drawings for themStill it was pretty good for what it was and I also appreciated the little drawings and other addons that helped to bring his adventures to life It was pretty cool So What happened to Toni Maria Antoinetta Fontana she is in a hundred photos all over this book surely it wasn t goodbye Italy goodbye Toni and goodbye soldier Following the Taboo Times Ten end of the war Spike spends some time touring as part of The Bill Hall Trio playing jazz with an armyntertainment unit During this time he falls in love with a dance. In Goodbye Soldier the central pool of artists now rechristened the combined services ntertainment complete with Gunner Milligan now rechristened Lance Bambardier makes its way across Europe via romantic Rome and verneral Venice to Vienna where Spik. .
R called Toni and this book covers their romance and the time Milligan
SPENDS WITH TONI WHILE AWAITING HISwith Toni while awaiting his covers their romance and the time Milligan spends with Toni while awaiting his return EnglandI m pleased that Spike had this period in his life as he was clearly incredibly happy and he deserved it after the hard times he d xperienced in the war see war memoirs 1 5 However an account of a man alternately playing the trumpet and trying to get his girlfriend into bed is obviously less interesting that the The Empty Tomb events of the Second World WarI m glad I read this but it s simply not as interesting orxciting as the Dont Step on the Crack! earlier memoirs Spike leaves the army tours Europe with his new band and is in love It is annjoyable book but doesn t uite have the gravity the Gay Travel Guide For Tops And Bottoms edge orven the humor of the previous war diaries I can see life is changing after 5 years in the army with his regiment being under fire there is a whole different tone Maybe some of the dark humor is missing because it is an altogether different situation Still it was an The Irish Scissor Sisters enjoyable read and Ixpect I ll keep going on to the next one A slightly balanced book than some of the previous war diaries It s the How to Think Like an Entrepreneur end of the war and Spike is touring Italy with his band and pursuing a budding romance The gag rate is just as unrelenting as before but there s of a tender side to it now with the love story Looking forward to the final book This sixth volume in Spike Milligan s war memoirs doesn t really fit the description as it chronicles the period between thend of the war that s World War II for those not paying attention at the back of the classroom and Spike leaving the army and returning to the UKIt mostly deals with his love affair with a lady called Toni and has as much romance as it do. E continues to demoralize the troops from the stage despite frenzied protests from Eisenhower Churchill and Stalin Hastily discharged from the army in Austria he returnes to naughty Naples for an interval of connubial bliss on Capri with Balerina Mar. .