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The Last Enemy by Richard Hillary
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Feb 10, 2012

really liked it
Read in January, 2012

Interesting book by a young fighter pilot who recalls his coming of age in the Oxbridge culture of the UK in the 1930's (rowing, traveling through Europe) and the way he experienced the war in the air. During the Battle of Britain he was shot down and heavily burned his hands and face.
Half the book is about his recovery proces and the way this affects his life and thoughts. An interesting philosofical read.
In 1941 Hillary took to the air again, as a nightfighter pilot, but according to contemporaries shouldn't have flown again. He crashed on this first mission and died.

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