By Spike Milligan
Britain's looniest warfare hero completes the 3rd quantity of the Milligan memoirs. The 19th battery forge into Tunis, cocksure and carefree. They climb on aqueduct with out trousers on (the battery that's; the aqueduct was once very well-dressed). gunners attempt to dance with ladies and an outdated French matron... up there in Valhalla, Monty's guffawing healthy to burst.
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A sailor, brief and squat, holds out a fifty tin of ships’ Woodbines, in these days a luxurious. “Ta,” I acknowledged with specific amount of shock. “Take a handful,” he stated. “This is a trap,” i assumed. “You’re now not queer are you,” I stated. His identify used to be Eddie Hackshaw. As darkness fell there has been a sense of frustration on board, so I bought out me bugle and, down at the mess deck, blew a few tunes. Eddie Hackshaw used to be so happy he gave me a silver Arab ring. “It will deliver you stable luck,” he forecast. “Good success? ” I stated. “What’s that. ” He wangled an additional mug of cocoa for me earlier than all of us settled for the evening. Doug Kidgell and that i slept on best of his Scammell. It used to be tremendously quiet. lets pay attention the lap of waves opposed to the send. Gunner Edgington trying to smuggle Gunner Milligan out of Africa in a NAAFI tea chest As I lay, stretched out on most sensible of the massive Scammell lorry, believing i'd definitely die at Salerno, i began to cogitate on my Will, the final one I had made out used to be while i used to be because of get killed within the North African landings, even if, we had arrived too overdue. My costliest ownership was once my trumpet, i wished that buried with me in case i'm buried alive, i'll blow a number of bars and they might dig me up back. moment most costly merchandise, twenty Wills Woodbines in an previous tobacco tin. Then there have been the women…“Listen to this Kidgell — i need you to be a witness, it's my final Will and testomony. ” “You making it out on best of a lorry? ” he acknowledged in disgust. “No larger position — pay attention, my ladies — I depart Ivy Chandler and 3 Woodbines to Gunner Chalky White. I go away Kay of Herstmonceux to Gunner Devine, I depart Betty Ormsman and one Woodbine to Gunner Kidgell. ” “Is that the single with the massive boobs? ” “Yer. ” “Smashing…but just one Woodbine? ” “That’s all you’ll have time for together with her! …Now to Gunner ‘Plunger’ Bailey, I go away Shirley Wright, Mrs Eileen Leech and Molly Parkinson. ” “That’s no longer adequate for ‘im. ” “It’ll need to do…this is an emergency…Now to my mom, I depart my brother, to my father I depart my mom. ” “Wot you going to depart your brother? ” “I’m going to depart him alone…” these have been the final concepts as I dropped right into a sleep that might terminate in quantity IV…what time will Bombardier Milligan come up, what is going to be his first phrases to the dawn…? learn all approximately it in quantity IV, order your reproduction this present day. i would like a cause to begin writing it. “I ask yourself why we’re ready? ” I stated as I threw my stubend over the part. “We’re expecting the tide,” says Kidgell. “That’s the simplest information I’ve had. ” “Why? ” “The Med’s tideless. ” desk of Contents PREFACE Editorial acknowledgement Our First Victory might seventh 1943 might eighth 1943 could ninth 1943 may well eleventh 1943 could 12 1943 may possibly twelfth 1943 14 The Tunis Love-in Tunis thirteen may possibly Letters from domestic thirteen may well 1943 14 could 1943. Afternoon to fifteen may possibly may perhaps fifteenth 1943 Oudna thirteen may possibly 1943 may well 15 1943 sixteen could 1943 Oudna Idyll 2. 20 p. m. Oudna: extra Letters from domestic sixteen might ‘43 Victory Parade twentieth may possibly may well 20 1943 Order to maneuver No.