"How long was I in the army? Five foot eleven"

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  1. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    This evening (Friday 20th April 2018) on Radio4 extra at 11pm - The start of an 8 part (weekly) repeat of: BBC Radio 4 Extra - Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Episode 1

    BBC Radio 4 Extra - Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall - Episode guide

    Episode 1

    Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall

    Episode 1 of 8

    A new gunner is recruited for the Second World War.

    Spike Milligan shares memories of his wartime service.

    Published in 1971, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall is the first volume of the Spike Milligan's idiosyncratic military memoir.

    Reversioned into 8 parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra.
     
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  3. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher Patron

    I am a big fan of Spike and the Goon Show. It's all because of my mother's cousin who sent us Goon Show records in the 1970s when I was a child.



    Greenslade:
    Those were the last words said at peace. At that moment Germany declared war in all directions.

    German:
    Bang!

    Bloodnok:
    Bang? War! I must write me memoirs.

    FX:
    [Typewriter]

    Bloodnok:
    The day war broke, I said to Allenbrooke, "You fool, don't you realize that..."
     
  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    The last episode of the current repeat of the first series is on tonight (11pm Friday 8th June 2018) on Radio4 Extra / Iplayer

    BBC Radio 4 Extra - Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Episode 8

    Episode 8
    Spike Milligan - Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall Episode 8 of 8
    1943: Spike witnesses the bombing of Liverpool. The troops endure a troublesome sea journey, and arrive in Algiers.

    Spike Milligan shares more memories of his wartime service.

    Published in 1971, Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall is the first volume of the Spike Milligan's idiosyncratic military memoir.

    Reversioned into 8-parts by BBC Radio 4 Extra.
     

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