'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.' (Publication summary)