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.