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Paul Brickhill

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Our Brickhill series includes The Great Escape, The Dam Busters and Reach for the Sky.

The Great Escape
In 1943, 600 disparate Allied POWs in the notorious Stalag Luft III prison camp, plotted an escape unprecedented in its scale and daring. Led by the formidable Squadron Leader Roger Bushell – or 'Big X' as he was known on the escape committee – the plan involved the digging of three tunnels ('Tom', 'Dick' and 'Harry') and the disposal of over 100 tonnes of yellow sand, all under the noses of the German 'ferrets', or guards.
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The Dam Busters
The story of the 'dam busters' remains one of the classics of Second World War literature, and is the subject of a highly successful 1954 film of the same name. As Marshal of the RAF, Lord Tedder wrote in his original foreword, 'The story which is told in this book cannot but make its readers feel humble in the face of such devotion, such self-sacrifice, and such courage.'
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Reach for the Sky
The inspirational life-story of Douglas Bader, double amputee and Second World War fighter ace – who repeatedly refused to give up in the face of overwhelming odds. This edition features an afterword by Douglas Bader and contemporary photographs.
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Production Details

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  • The Great Escape
  • Three-quarter-bound in cloth, blocked with a design by Richard Sweeney
  • Set in Joanna with Gill Sans display
  • 248 pages
  • Frontispiece and 16 pages of colour and black & white plates
  • 5 integrated images
  • Printed endpapers
  • 9½" x 6 ¼"
  • Plain slipcase

  • The Dam Busters
  • Quarter bound in cloth with cloth sides, blocked with a design by Richard Sweeney.
  • Set in Joanna with Gill Sans display
  • 280 pages
  • Frontispiece and 16 pages of black & white plates
  • Printed endpapers
  • 9½" x 6¼"

  • Reach for the Sky
  • Three-quarter bound in cloth blocked with a design by Richard Sweeney
  • Set in Joanna
  • 376 pages
  • Frontispiece, 16 pages of black & white plates
  • 1 map
  • Printed endpapers featuring technical drawings of a Hurricane and of the personalised Supermarine
  • Spitfire Va that Douglas Bader was flying on his final combat mission
  • Plain slipcase
  • 9½" x 6¼"

About Paul Brickhill

Paul Brickhill (1916–91) was born in Melbourne, Australia, and educated in Sydney, after which he became a journalist for the Sydney Sun. In January 1941 he enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and attended training in Australia and Canada as part of the Empire Air Training Scheme. He became a fighter pilot for the RAF but, on 17 March 1943, was shot down while piloting a Spitfire over Tunisia. Brickhill became a prisoner of war and was sent to Stalag Luft III, where he assisted in a mass breakout in March 1944, which in turn became the basis of his 1950 bestseller The Great Escape (The Folio Society, 2016). After the war he continued to work in journalism and author books including The Dam Busters (1951; The Folio Society, 2015) and Reach for the Sky (1954; The Folio Society, 2017). He died in Sydney in 1991.

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