Title: Rommel? Gunner Who?
Author: Spike Milligan
Page Count/Review Word Count: 194
I mean, if you can overlook the racism here then this is a pretty good book. The problem is that not everyone will be able to overlook it, and it feels like kind of a big deal here because even though it was published back in the seventies, Milligan was kind of old at the time and I guess he was of a generation and all that.
Otherwise, there’s quite a lot to like here, if only because of its historical significance. It’s fascinating to follow in Milligan’s footsteps as he and his army unit take on an African campaign, and while I find his humour hit and miss, the hits make up for the misses.
All in all, I’ve been enjoying reading Milligan’s war diaries so far, but I do also need to take them a little bit at a time to stop them from becoming too tedious. I’d say they’re the kind of books I’ll read once, but only once. But I’m glad they’re a part of my collection.