The Great Escape

Author(s): Paul Brickhill


The famous story of escape from a German POW camp.

One of the most famous true stories from the last war, this tells how more than 600 men in a German prisoner of war camp achieved an extraordinary break-out, following a year of digging tunnels, faking passports, forging weapons and tailoring uniforms and clothing to wear after the escape.


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The famous story of mass escape from a WWII German PoW camp that inspired the classic film.

During the war Paul Brickhill was shot down over German territory and sent to a prisoner of war camp. After the war he wrote about the numerous escape attempts in which he was involved in THE GREAT ESCAPE. REACH FOR THE SKY, and THE DAMBUSTERS RAID are his most famous works.

General Fields

  • : 9780304356874
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Cassell military
  • : June 2012
  • : 199mm X 134mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Brickhill
  • : Paperback
  • : AUG04
  • : English
  • : 940.547243
  • : 288
  • : 7 maps, line drawings