Enlisting as a signaller in the 56th Heavy Regiment of the Royal Artillery, D Battery, Milligan said his training consisted of being shown a picture of Hitler marked ‘This is your enemy’.
Suitably briefed, he fought with the First Army in North Africa, moved onwards up through Sicily to the Italian peninsula, and was wounded at the Battle of Monte Cassino.
Milligan vividly describes the ‘hyper-activity on the beaches - lorries, tanks, half-tracks, beach-masters waving flags, pointing, lifting, lowering, shouting; all involved in the logistics of the war’.
Battleships pounded the hillsides with shells. Looking at the Mediterranean, Milligan says: ‘I could never have afforded all this travel on my own. It had to be the hard way: World War II.’
By 1944, he was suffering from acute battle fatigue. ‘One moment I was well. Next moment, I was on my knees vomiting … I became giddy, kept seeing stars … a temperature of 103.’ The effects of shell shock became apparent. ‘At first I black out, then I see red … next I’m sitting in an ambulance and shaking.’ Whom should he meet in a field hospital but Harry Secombe, ‘who had been pronounced a loony after a direct hit by an 88mm gun in North Africa’. ........................................
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#Thanks to everyone who join in this project “#FreeDrawing”. It was #project for Media theory class. The project’s aim is to show how #relationalaesthetics, which is thesis to explain contemporary arts by Nicolas Bourriaud, works.
He assumes that the interaction between artist and viewers is an important feature in #contemporaryarts .
So today, I set up place with my intention and then #scad#monty students participated to the project! We made interaction and this wonderful result! #relationalart ! Thank you so much for joinning this project!