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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom (original 1956; edition 2007)
by Slavomir Rawicz, Ronald Downing (Ghostwriter)
The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz (1956)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 094113086X, Hardcover)Cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German-Soviet partition of Poland and was sent to the Siberian Gulag along with other captive Poles, Finns, Ukranians, Czechs, Greeks, and even a few English, French, and American unfortunates who had been caught up in the fighting. A year later, he and six comrades from various countries escaped from a labor camp in Yakutsk and made their way, on foot, thousands of miles south to British India, where Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army and fought against the Germans. The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:59:41 -0400)
Describes the four-thousand-mile journey across the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas of seven men who escaped from a Siberian prison camp.
(summary from another edition)
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