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The last enemy / Richard Hillary.

By: Hillary, Richard, 1919-1943.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Publisher: London, England : Penguin Books, 2018Copyright date: ©1942Edition: New edition.Description: 178 pages ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781405937504; 1405937505; 1405937513; 9781405937511.Subject(s): Hillary, Richard, 1919-1943 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, BritishDDC classification: 940.544941092
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The Last Enemy is the story of Richard Hillary, one of Sebastian Faulks' three 'fatal englishmen'. In this extraordinary account, the author details his experiences as a fighter pilot in the Second World War, in which he was shot down, 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 Two.