Friday, September 18, 2009

Forgotten Friday: 'Rommel' 'Gunner Who?' by Spike Milligan

Spike Milligan was one of the best known and influential comedians post-war in the UK. During the 1970s and 80s he published a set of seven war diaries detailing his time in action in North Africa and Italy and the start of his entertainment career after being demobbed. Today's post, a review of the second book in the series - 'Rommel?' 'Gunner Who?' is over on Pattinase as part of the Forgotten Friday project.

Up in Belfast today at the Irish-Scottish Forum for Spatial Planning and writing this in the Lanyon Building at Queen's University of Belfast, one of the signature of buildings of Northern Ireland. I worked in Queens between 1996 and 98 and it's interesting to be back. I'm involved a number of cross-border projects relating to spatial data and planning issues and I travel up to the North usually once a month, but its quite a while since I've been to the university. I have a soft spot for Belfast, but I don't miss Queen's politics in the slightest!

1 comment:

Maxine Clarke said...

Like your review/excerpt from the Spike book - bought back happy memories.
I've been travelling today - not far in miles but multi trains and timing not good for connections so lots of sitting about on platforms, etc. Good to be home. Lovely sunny weather though, which helps.