This is one of the world's greatest stories of adventure, survival and escape. SlavomirRawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November ...Show synopsisThis is one of the world's greatest stories of adventure, survival and escape. SlavomirRawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer. On 9th November 1939, he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation in Moscow's infamous Lubyanka prison and a farce of a trial, he was sentenced to 25 years' hard labour in the Gulags, for 'spying'. After a three-month journey to Siberia in the depths of winter, he escaped with six companions, realising that to stay in the camp meant almost certain death. In June 1941, they crossed the trans-Siberian railway and headed south, climbing into Tibet and, finally, freedom nine months later in March 1942, after travelling on foot for 4,000 miles through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert. By the end, he weighed just five stone and 3 of the 7 had died.Hide synopsis
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom (Constable) – Trade paperback (1995)
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Trade paperback, Constable 1995
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ISBN: 0094743401 ISBN-13: 9780094743403
First published in 1956, an account of a young Polish cavalry officer who was arrested by the Russians, tortured and sentenced to 25 years forced labour. Describes his 3 month journey from Moscow to the prison camp in Siberia, his escape with 6 companions and their journey across the Gobi desert to Tibet and freedom.First published in 1956, an account of a young Polish cavalry officer who was arrested by the Russians, tortured and sentenced to 25 years forced labour. Describes his 3 month journey from Moscow to the prison camp in Siberia, his escape with 6 companions and their journey across the Gobi desert to Tibet and freedom.Hide
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I LOVE this book. Truth is always stranger than fiction. I had read it twice in the past and now my husband requested it for his birthday present. It is simply unbelievable to read all the trials that this man had to endure. It shows the unending strength of the human spirit. It makes one ashamed to think of one's own meagre complaints. It is a book that simply SHOULD be read.
Chinese troops were in Tibet in 1941 and these escapees were told about them as they entered Tibet and kept out of their way.
It documents meeting the Yettie and the death of a prisoners trying to go around them in the mountains.
This is a book like no other. It documents ill advised ideas carried out at great cost. In the end ... some made the walk from a Russian Siberian Death work camp to India and the British Army who saved them. It tells of them hoarding bread under their pillows in the hospital after being rescued and their thirty day stabilization ... to start thinking normally after a trip that should have killed all of them.
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