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Paul Chester Jerome Brickhill (20 December 1916 – 23 April 1991) was an Australian writer, whose World War II books were turned into popular movies.

He was born in Melbourne, Victoria and educated at North Sydney Boys High School. Afterwards, Brickhill worked as a journalist.

During the war he joined the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Under the Empire Air Training Scheme, Brickhill undertook advanced training as a fighter pilot in Canada and the United Kingdom, before being assigned to No. 92 Squadron RAF, a Spitfire unit with the Desert Air Force. In 1943, Brickhill was shot down over Tunisia and became a prisoner of war.

While imprisoned at Stalag Luft III, in Germany, Brickhill was involved in work towards the "Great Escape". He did not take part in tunnelling or the escape itself, due to claustrophobia.

After the war, Brickhill wrote the first major account of the escape in The Great Escape (1950), bringing the incident to a wide public attention. He went on to write two other best-selling war books: The Dam Busters, the story of Operation Chastise and the destruction of dams in the Ruhr valley by No. 617 Squadron RAF, and Reach for the Sky, the story of Battle of Britain ace Douglas Bader.

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Total Books: 59
The Great Escape
2010 - The Great Escape (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780753156889
ISBN-10: 0753156881
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Read a Great War Movie
2005 - Read a Great War Movie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781898800552
ISBN-10: 1898800553
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Escape or Die  True Stories of Heroic Escapes
2003 - Escape or Die True Stories of Heroic Escapes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780304365388
ISBN-10: 0304365386
Genre: History
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Reach for the Sky The Story of Douglas Bader Legless Ace of the Battle of Britain
Reach for the Sky
2000 - Reach for the Sky [Cassell Military Paperbacks] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780304356744
ISBN-10: 0304356743
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Dam Busters
1999 - The Dam Busters [Pan Grand Strategy S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330376440
ISBN-10: 0330376446
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Reach for the Sky Story of Douglas Bader DSO DFC
1989 - Reach for the Sky Story of Douglas Bader Dso Dfc [New Portway Reprints] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780862205904
ISBN-10: 0862205905
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Dam Busters
1977 - Dam Busters (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780237448868
ISBN-10: 0237448866
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Escape - or Die Authentic Stories of the RAF Escaping Society
1977 - Escape - or Die Authentic Stories of the Raf Escaping Society (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330020985
ISBN-10: 0330020986
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The Dam Busters Pan Military Classics Series
The Dam Busters Pan Military Classics Series (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780330509954
ISBN-10: 0330509950
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Great Escape The
Great Escape The (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780739412060
ISBN-10: 073941206X
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Reach for the Sky The Story of Douglas Bader DSO DFC
St Michael Great War Stories
St Michael Great War Stories [The Colditz Story, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Battle of the River Plate & The Dambusters] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780904230727
ISBN-10: 0904230724
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