Author(s): John Ramsland
A fascinating look at the troubled life story of wartime bravery, the price of fame and of a serious breakdown that lasted two decades. During the 1950s Paul Brickhill, an Australian fighter pilot, prisoner of war and author wrote, without a doubt, the best iconic stories of the RAF in wartime Europe - all tour-de-force books based on brilliant research which today remain unfaded. Most are still in print. Paul Brickhill may have been forgotten, but not his books and not the classical feature film versions derived from them.
John Ramsland OAM, born in Manly in 1942, is Emeritus Professor of History (The University of Newcastle, Australia) and the author of over twenty books and at least 120 articles, reviews and invited chapters in edited books. He has written widely on social, cultural and educational history, Aboriginal Studies, child social welfare, marine history, historical biography, the impact of modern industrial warfare and on the historical significance of sport.