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Brickhill, Paul
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, New York, 1950. First American edition, first printing of the Australian RAF pilot's first-hand account of the biggest Allied prisoner-of-war escape attempt of World War II, the basis for the film of the same name. "The Great Escape" was planned by POWs for over a year before it was finally executed. After the fugitives of the 1943 escape attempt from Stalag Luft III were recaptured and shot by German soldiers, Brickhill determined to publish their story in order to honor and preserve their memory. The 1963 film adaptation starring Steve McQueen remains a core film within American pop culture's masculine identity. 8.25'' x 5.25''. Original quarter brown cloth, grey paper boards, silver-lettered spine with additional metallic green ornament. In original unclipped ($3.00) black dust jacket. Illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographic plates. Introduction by Lt. George Harsh. xvi, 264 pages. Faint offsetting to endpapers. Jacket with light edgewear (much less than usual), front panel somewhat wrinkled. About fine in very good jacket. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Type Punch Matrix [Silver Spring, MD, U.S.A.]
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