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The Long Walk : The True Story of a Trek to Freedom

By: Rawicz, Slavomir

1845296443 / 9781845296445
Paperback / softback
940.5481438
26/04/2007
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United Kingdom
128 x 196 mm, 200 grams 288 pages
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Slavomir Rawicz was a young Polish cavalry officer.

On 19th November 1939 he was arrested by the Russians and after brutal interrogation he was sentenced to 25 years in the Gulags.

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 freedom nine months later in March 1942 after travelling on foot through some of the harshest regions in the world, including the Gobi Desert.

First published in 1956, this is one of the world's greatest true stories of adventure, survival and escape, has been the inspiration for the film The Way Back, directed by Peter Weir and starring Colin Farrell and Ed Harris.

BIC:

1DVU Former Soviet Union, USSR (Europe), 3JJH c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2), BGHA Autobiography: historical, political & military, HBJD European history, HBWQ Second World War

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