The movie tells of the story of an attemped breakout from a German POW camp in March 1944. The prisoners hoped to get 200 men out out through the tunnel (one of three tunnels they dug). I won't talk about the results in case you're some kind of philistine that has never seen this movie.
Filmed on location in Germany, this film featured a boatload of stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson, Richard Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Coburn, David McCallum and James Donald. To name a few.
Below are some movie posters and scans of the covers of a few editions of Brickhill's book.
One-sheet poster, 1963.
Polish one-sheet, 1963.
Australian poster, 1970's re-release.
1970 edition, American. Fawcett-Crest.
1961 edition, American. Fawcett-Crest.
1995 edition, British. Sheridan Book Company.
The Real Story Behind The Great Escape
The Fifty Airmen who were murdered by the Germans.
The Three Who Got Away.
Stalag Luft III: the Secret Story by Arthur Durand.
The Longest Tunnel by Alan Burgess.