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Paul Brickhill (1916–1991)

Paul Brickhill was born on December 20, 1916 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill. He was a writer, known for The Great Escape (1963), The Dam Busters (1955) and Reach for the Sky (1956). He died on April 23, 1991 in Sydney, Australia. See full bio »

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(age 74) in Sydney, Australia

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 1963 The Great Escape (book)
 1956 Reach for the Sky (book "The Story of Douglas Bader)
 1955 The Dam Busters (book)
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 1964 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- War of Nerves (1964) ... (novel)
 1951 The Philco-Goodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- The Great Escape (1951) ... (novel)
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 1980 The British Greats (TV Series)
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- Peter Finch (1980) ... Himself
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Best known for writing several historical books on WW2 subjects, the most famous being "The Great Escape" filmed in 1963 with Steve McQueen. Brickhill himself was a prisoner of the camp in question, Stalag Luft III, and participated in what was to be the most famous prison break in World War II.

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