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Paul Brickhill: The Hero Maker

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The inside story on Melbourne Author Paul Brickhill
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The Shrine of Remembrance will be the befitting venue (Auditorium, Birdswood Ave, Melbourne) for Paul Brickhill: The Hero Maker on Thursday 8 December 2016; 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start. Though free to attend, donations would be muchly appreciated.

Award-winning writer Stephen Dando-Collins, author of The Hero Maker will delve into Brickhill's huge struggles to overcome personal and professional obstacles to tell his gripping true stories about men at war.

According to London's Times, Melbourne-born Paul Brickhill, Spitfire pilot and Stalag Luft 3 prisoner, 'set a standard in the telling of popular war stories which has never been surpassed.' His books became bestsellers, while the movies based on them are classics. You might recall Steve McQueen starring in 'The Great Escape' as did Richard Todd, in 'The Dam Busters'.

Come along to hear the inside story of Brickhill, who was born in Melbourne in 1916 and hailed from a family of (father and grandfather) journalists. He enlisted in the RAAF, was shot down over Tunisia in 1943 and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. His struggles didn't end there.

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Why? Presentation of a talk about Paul Brickhill: The Hero Maker
When: Thursday 8 December 2016 @ 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start.
Where: Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, VIC
Cost: Free to attend, however donations would be gratefully accepted
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