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Paul Brickhill: The Hero Maker by Stephen Dando-Collins

Conflict:
Second World War (1939-45)
Service:
Air Force

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 about escaping Nazis, about boldly busting their dams, and about legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader became bestsellers, while the movies based on them are classics. Hear award-winning writer Stephen Dando-Collins, author of The Hero Maker, reveal Brickhill’s monumental struggles to overcome personal and professional obstacles to tell his gripping true stories about men at war.

Reviewed 02 June 2021

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