The story of Paul Brickhill: Spitfire pilot, prisoner of war, author of The Great Escape, The Dam Busters and Reach for the Sky. 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 WWII fighter pilot, prisoner of war and author wrote, without a doubt, the most 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 classic feature film versions derived from them.