The Last Enemy

The Last Enemy: The Centenary Collection

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 17/05/2018
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The Last Enemy
On wings of blue
A short but powerful memoir, The Last Enemy details serving flying officer Hillary’s experiences of his arrival in the RAF as a young man through to his ha... READ MORE
Richard Hayden in Rye

Synopsis

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 hands.

The 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 II.

The Centenary Collection:
1. The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary
2. Tumult in the Clouds by James Goodson
3. Going Solo by Roald Dahl
4. First Light by Geoffrey Wellum
5. Tornado Down by John Peters & John Nichol
6. Immediate Response by Mark Hammond

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405937504
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 114g
  • Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 11 mm

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