History Literature / AdolfHitlerMyPartInHisDownfall

1st Feb '16 5:07:33 AM Rakked
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* MoodWhiplash: The books are mostly light in tone, especially the pre-battle fatigue ones, but these are war diaries. In particular, the death of Lt. Goldsmith, a direct hit on the Command Post, and random macabre daydreams are sprinkled through the earlier books - the fact that these events often come right after the silliest moments makes them all the starker.

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* MoodWhiplash: The books are mostly light in tone, especially the pre-battle fatigue ones, but these are war diaries. In particular, the death of Lt. Goldsmith, a direct hit on the Command Post, and random macabre daydreams are sprinkled through the earlier books - the fact that these events often come right after the silliest moments makes them all the starker. It's particularly brutal listening to the audiobooks read by Milligan himself.
12th Sep '15 6:34:08 PM Berrenta
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* AmericaWinsTheWar: At one point the regiment parades through an Italian village in triumph only to realise the cheering crowds are yelling 'Hail the Americans!'

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* AmericaWinsTheWar: AmericaWonWorldWarII: At one point the regiment parades through an Italian village in triumph only to realise the cheering crowds are yelling 'Hail the Americans!'
6th Sep '15 12:17:48 PM AgProv
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* DraftDodging; eMilligan averted this trope. He really did put his back out a day or two before his call-up date, necessitating medical treatment and bedrest. This delayed his arrival with his regiment. As Milligan said, claiming you're unfit for military service because you have a bad back rings as true as the lodger, naked in bed with the landlady, claiming the laundry's late.

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* DraftDodging; eMilligan Milligan averted this trope. He really did put his back out a day or two before his call-up date, necessitating medical treatment and bedrest. This delayed his arrival with his regiment. As Milligan said, claiming you're unfit for military service because you have a bad back rings as true as the lodger, naked in bed with the landlady, claiming the laundry's late.
6th Sep '15 12:16:08 PM AgProv
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* DraftDodging; eMilligan averted this trope. He really did put his back out a day or two before his call-up date, necessitating medical treatment and bedrest. This delayed his arrival with his regiment. As Milligan said, claiming you're unfit for military service because you have a bad back rings as true as the lodger, naked in bed with the landlady, claiming the laundry's late.
-->Only in my case... the laundry ''was'' late.
16th Aug '15 9:11:31 AM Kitchen90
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The first book was adapted as a movie starring Jim Dale as Milligan. The real Milligan has a cameo as his own father.

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The first book was adapted as a movie starring Jim Dale JimDale as Milligan. The real Milligan has a cameo as his own father.
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24th Feb '15 6:08:43 AM Byzantine
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* ''Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall''
* ''"Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert''
* ''Monty: His Part in My Victory''
* ''Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall''
* ''Where Have All the Bullets Gone?''
* ''Goodbye Soldier''
* ''Peace Work''

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* ''Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall''
Downfall'' (1971)
* ''"Rommel?" "Gunner Who?": A Confrontation in the Desert''
Desert'' (1974)
* ''Monty: His Part in My Victory''
Victory'' (1976)
* ''Mussolini: His Part in My Downfall''
Downfall'' (1978)
* ''Where Have All the Bullets Gone?''
Gone?'' (1985)
* ''Goodbye Soldier''
Soldier'' (1986)
* ''Peace Work''
Work'' (1992)
12th Jan '14 1:41:29 PM LongLiveHumour
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In these books Milligan records his experiences as part of the Royal Artillery during and after WorldWarII, accompanied by much hilarity and occasional bouts of sorrow and depression. He reveals the sources of much of the humour in ''TheGoonShow'' and how the key players behind it came together. Although written in a very surreal style and with many bizarre interludes, the narrative depicts real people and events and Milligan was rather offended when one reviewer didn't realise this.

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In these books Milligan records his experiences as part of the Royal Artillery during and after WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, accompanied by much hilarity and occasional bouts of sorrow and depression. He reveals the sources of much of the humour in ''TheGoonShow'' and how the key players behind it came together. Although written in a very surreal style and with many bizarre interludes, the narrative depicts real people and events and Milligan was rather offended when one reviewer didn't realise this.



* TrilogyCreep: Was originally intended to be three books covering WorldWarII, ended up as seven and covering the years after the war as well.

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* TrilogyCreep: Was originally intended to be three books covering WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, ended up as seven and covering the years after the war as well.
12th Mar '13 11:12:05 AM LittleZelina
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--> '''Milligan (to a Vichy French gendarme):''' Excusez-moi monsieur, ou est la guerre mondiale nombre deux?

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--> '''Milligan (to a Vichy French gendarme):''' Excusez-moi monsieur, [[BlindIdiotTranslation ou est la guerre mondiale nombre deux?deux?]]
8th Mar '13 7:02:56 PM LongLiveHumour
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SpikeMilligan's war diaries, generally known by the title of their first volume, although via TrilogyCreep they would go on to span seven:

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SpikeMilligan's Creator/SpikeMilligan's war diaries, generally known by the title of their first volume, although via TrilogyCreep they would go on to span seven:
16th Nov '12 6:21:58 AM LittleZelina
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** Major 'Jumbo' Jenkins inverts this (in truth, a lot of Brits had their own version of this at the time) by challenging a downed American airman: "Who goes there? English, or German?" The airman's reaction is predictable.
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