97-year-old war hero becomes one of UK’s oldest published authors

13 April 2018 . United Kingdom

We shared the news that Humphrey Phillips, who lives at Bupa Erskine Hall care home in London, became one of the UK’s oldest published authors at the age of 97.

Resident Humphrey Phillips

Entitled ‘A Thousand and One’, Humphrey’s memoirs recount his life, including the years spent as a Flight Lieutenant in the Second World War. During the war, Humphrey flew in a number of efforts, including the first of the ‘thousand bomber raids’ against the Germans in 1942, and the infamous Battle of Berlin, one of the last European battles of the war, ending in May 1945. See original press release.

See how it was reported: The Independent. The Express.


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