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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
by Slavomir Rawicz
Binding: MP3 CD, MP3 Una edition
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Weight: 0.22 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 7.48 x W: 0.47 inches
ISBN 10: 078617367X
ISBN 13: 9780786173679
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Twenty six year old cavalry officer Slavomir Rawicz was captured by the Red Army in 1939 during the German Soviet partition of Poland and sent to the Siberian Gulag. In the spring of 1941, he escaped with six of his fellow prisoners, including one American. Thus began their astonishing trek to freedom.

With no map or compass but only an ax head, a homemade knife, and a week's supply of food, the compatriots spent a year making their way on foot to British India, through four thousand miles of the most forbidding terrain on earth. They braved the Himalayas, the desolate Siberian tundra, icy rivers, and the great Gobi Desert, always a hair's breadth from death. Finally arriving, Rawicz reenlisted in the Polish army to fight the Germans. /Content /EditorialReview EditorialReview Source Amazon.com Review /Source Content 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.


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