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Richard Hillary

the definitive biography of a Battle of Britain Second World War fighter pilot and author of The last enemy

by Ross, David

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Published by Grub Street in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Hillary, Richard, 1919-1943.,
    • Great Britain. Royal Air Force -- Biography.,
    • Great Britain. Royal Air Force. Squadron, no. 603 -- History.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British.,
    • Fighter pilots -- Great Britain -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-392) and index.

      StatementDavid Ross.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD786 .R66 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 399 p. :
      Number of Pages399
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3619341M
      ISBN 101902304454
      LC Control Number2002392799

      Richard Hillary was born in Australia but educated in England, at Shrewsbury School and Trinity College, Oxford. He joined the Oxford University Air Squadron and RAF Voluntary Reserve in , and was called up in October of that year to train as a fighter pilot.   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 : Penguin UK.

        The unjuries to Richard HIllary's face were extensive and required major surgical repairs. He went on to write about his experiences. His book "The Last Enemy" was a . 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 .

        To the Editor: In his excellent review (May 22) of Richard Hillary's beautiful autobiography ''The Last Enemy,'' Richard J. Margolis writes that Hillary . The Last Enemy - Ebook written by Richard Hillary. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Last Enemy/5(6).


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InFlight Lieutenant Richard Hillary, a fighter pilot recovering from injuries suffered after having been shot down, published a book Richard Hillary book The Last Enemy. Hillary details his experiences from Oxford University (where he spent more time rowing than reading), to flight training, to his very brief combat experience that he had in the Battle of Britain before he was.

After being shot down in SeptemberHillary spent several months in hospital, undergoing numerous operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. Originally published injust months before he died in a second crash, The Richard Hillary book Enemy recounts the struggles and successes of a young man in the Royal Air Force/5().

The book itself is a very matter of fact account of Richard Hillary's short lived war and subsequent treatment as one of the early members of the Guinea Pig Club. Fascinating how he was able to mentally deal with his burn injuries/5().

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Our Squadron strength was eight, and as they came down on us we went into line astern and turned head on to them. The Last Enemy (first published in America as Falling Through Space), is a war memoir written by the Second World War Anglo-Australian fighter pilot Richard Hillary detailing his experiences during the Battle of Britain in Author: Richard Hillary.

Book Description "Richard Hillary is one of the three `fatal Englishmen' in Sebastian Faulks's bestseller of the same name. THE LAST ENEMY is the book he wrote about his experiences in the Second World War; now regarded as a classic, this edition, which includes an introduction by Sebastian Faulks, is published in Vintage for the first time"/5().

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This is the true story of Second World War fighter pilot, Richard being shot down in SeptemberHillary spent several months in hospital, undergoing numerous operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. Originally published injust months before he died in a second crash, The Last Enemy recounts the struggles and successes of a /5(5).

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Richard Hillary: The Definitive Biography of a Battle of Britain Fighter Pilot and Author of "the Last Enemy" This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering.

The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. A beautiful book, beautifully written and so personal. Richard Hillary was all set to be a brilliant writer in our time, but sadly his life was tragically cut short.

His own war was to see him attacked and shot down by the Luftwaffe. Badly burned, he goes to East Grinstead where Archibald McIndoe fixes him up. His account of this time is fascinating/5(). Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dickson, Lovat, Richard Hillary.

London: Macmillan, (OCoLC). From his carefree days at Trinity College, Oxford, through the youthful excitement of his training, to the horror of being shot down and his slow and painful recovery, Richard Hillary has created a masterpiece of reflection and a testament to youth cruelly forsaken.5/5(1).

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