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By Spike Milligan

Britain's looniest conflict hero completes the 3rd quantity of the Milligan memoirs. The 19th battery forge into Tunis, cocksure and carefree. They climb on aqueduct without trousers on (the battery that's; the aqueduct used to be very well-dressed). gunners attempt to dance with ladies and an previous French matron... up there in Valhalla, Monty's giggling healthy to burst.

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By way of now i'll were making my means as a trumpet participant in the course of the ranks of the large bands. might be in the future i might play with Tommy Dorsey and screw Helen Forrest. by means of dawn’s early mild I wasn’t in Tommy Dorsey’s Band, and the one screw was once keeping up the tent pole. The ship's galley waggon used to be lacking, “I don’t pass over it at all,” relief White. We ate the continues to be of yesterday’s haversack rations which now seemed like an operation. After Parade, we spent all day placing sign apparatus right into a Nissen hut, and checking out the apparatus. through noon, the chefs had arrived! We stood within the broiling solar, staring at the sweating chefs as they ladled out Maconochies and rice pudding. We retired to our tents to flee the flies. My bivvy used to be roomy, I had elevated its top through including 3 foot crimson canvas wall alongside the trailing facet and dug down 3 ft in order that I had extra head room. an electrical gentle ran from the truck, there has been a instant set by way of the mattress and the refrigerator used to be on order. Over the roof I had positioned a fly sheet making the tent a few ten levels cooler. within my tent. Ain Abessa. One afternoon Edgington and that i have been working towards post-war snoozing, whilst the far-off voice of L/Bdr Sherwood was once heard: “Oi, you in there. ” “Hello? ” (me), “I guess you i will get you out of that tent in mins 2. ” “Balls —” “10 francs. ” “Done. ” “Right — mins 2 beginning now. ” We doze on. “Minutes 1 and forty secs,” shouts Sherwood. I listen a combustion engine coming near near. i've got a foul feeling: I bring up the tent flap. A Bren provider is sort of upon us. The bastard! He’d positioned it in backside apparatus, pointed it at our tent and allow it free unmanned! “Fuck! He’s going to win,” says Edgington. “No, he’s no longer, seize that tent pole, I’ll take this one. ” “That used to be cheating,” stated Sherwood as he unscrews his pockets. He needed to run four hundred yards after the Bren and we needed to reset up our tent. fascinated by 10 francs. We have been bloody mad. The Arabs had rifled the tombs of the Pharaohs, now it used to be our flip. Chalky White used to be asleep. A brown hand got here below the tent flap, White hit it with a decide deal with, and there has been an agonized, “Ow fuckin’ ‘ell. ” It was once Gunner Devine feeling for White’s fags. Kerrata Gorge. vacation 2d June 1943 Chater Jack discovered Ain Abessa used to be reducing morale, so back he organize extra vacation trips. With Lt Budden and Sgt Dawson responsible, Gunners Edgington, Fildes, Shipman, Tume, Carter, Bdr Deans and Milligan drove to the Kerrata Gorge. via tortuous mountain roads we drove amid a powerful wild surroundings. the line have been hewn from stable granite, and at the flooring of the gorge used to be a huge engraved stone ‘Le Travail du Militaire Française 1882’. It used to be a masterpiece of building. steadily via a chain of tunnels, the line descended to the ground of the gorge point with the river Agrioun; adjoining was once ideal flooring for tenting. We pitched our Iti 10 guy tent lower than a tree, dealing with the river! The again drop to all this used to be the nice Kabylie variety of mountains. quickly the quiet of the gorge used to be damaged by way of shouts and splashing.

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