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D In 1918 the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection a series of six classic books highlighting the skill heroism and esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century The Last Enemy is Richard Hillary's extraordinary account of his experience as a Spitfire pilot in the Second World War Hillary was shot down during the Battle of Britain leading to months in hospital as part of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club' undergoing pioneering plastic surgery to rebuild his face and handsThe Last Enemy was first published in 1942 just seven months before Hilary's untimely death in a second crash and has gone on to be hailed as one of the classic texts of World War IIThe Centenary Collection1 The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary2 Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson3 Going Solo by Roald Dahl4 First Light by Geoffrey Wellum5 Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol6 Immediate Response by Mark Hammo The insightful account of prewar Oxford Uni RAF Volunteer Reserve the phoney war RAF training the Battle of Britain By a Spitfire Pilot shot down and burnt in his plane Put back together by Archibald McIndoes pioneering plastic surgery team only to crash and die aged 23 in a night training op First published in 1942 just 7 months before Hillary's untimely death

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The Last Enemy The Centenary CollectionIn 1918 the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection a series of six classic books highlighting the skill heroism and esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century The Last Enemy is Richard Hillary's extraordinary account of his experience as a Spitfire pilot in the Second World War Hillary was shot down during the Battle of Britain leading to months in hospital as part of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club' undergoing pioneering plastic surgery to rebuild his face and handsThe Last Enemy was first published in 1942 just seven months before Hilary's untimely death in a second crash and has gone on to be hailed as one of the classic texts of World War IIThe Centenary Collection1 The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary2 Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson3 Going Solo by Roald Dahl4 First Light by Geoffrey Wellum5 Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol6 Immediate Response by Mark Hammond This is the most well written memoir of WWII that I have read and I have read a good many of them Richard Hillary served under my father Sholto Douglas when he was Commander in Chief of Fighter Command and my father recognised his outstanding ualities By this time Hillary had been severely burned already suffering serious facial disfigurement and loss of function in his hands which were like claws but he showed a determination and character that compelled him to want to return to operations even though my father considered this to be absolutely out of the uestion In the end Hillary got his way but with tragic conseuences This book tells the story of his life in the RAF before his life threatening crash and his recuperation afterwards at East Grinstead under the care of the pioneering plastic surgeon Archie McIndoe Hillary wanted to be a writer and there is no doubt that he would have fulfilled his ambition had he lived We can only surmise what wonderful books he would have written had not his life been cut short

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Free ePub ´ mobi The Last Enemy ñ The Centenary Collection ¾ danpashley º ❰PDF❯ ✩ The Last Enemy: The Centenary Collection Author Richard Hillary – Danpashley.co.uk In 1918 the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force To mark the 100th annIn 1918 the RAF was established as the world's first independent air force To mark the 100th anniversary of its creation Penguin are publishing the Centenary Collection a series of six classic books highlighting the skill heroism and esprit de corps that have characterised the Royal Air Force throughout its first century The Last Enemy is Richard Hillary's extraordinary account of his experience as a Spitfire pilot in the Second World War Hillary was shot down during the Battle of Britain leading to months in hospital as part of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club' undergoing pioneering plastic surgery to rebuild his face and handsThe Last Enemy was first published in 1942 just seven months before Hilary's untimely death in a second crash and has gone on to be hailed as one of the classic texts of World War IIThe Centenary Collection1 The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary2 Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson3 Going Solo by Roald Dahl4 First Light by Geoffrey Wellum5 Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol6 Immediate Response by Mark Hammon The importance of this book is that it was written during the war Most books of this sort were written afterwards and inevitably through the lens of victoryI cannot say that I took to this hero a mollycoddled upper middle class lad with no experience of the wider world but he writes well and has things to say that others avoid He died shortly afterwards and had he lived I think he would have been embarrassed by the personality he was at the tender age of 22Most veterans gloss over their injuries but he is forced to reflect on his as they would change his life There were many like him at the time precious socially isolated in their class and never having had to face the realities of life even the war seemed a bit of a game at firstIf he had lived what I wonder would his next book have read like?