The Long Walk



The Harrowing True Tale Of Seven Escaped Soviet Prisoners Who Desperately Marched Out Of Siberia Through China, The Gobi Desert, Tibet, And Over The Himalayas To British India.The Long Walk

S awomir Rawicz was a Polish Army lieutenant who was imprisoned by the Soviets after the German Soviet invasion of Poland In a ghost written book called The Long Walk, he claimed that in 1941 he and six others had escaped from a Siberian Gulag camp and walked over 6,500 km 4,000 mi south, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas to finally reach British India in the winter of 1942 In S awomir Rawicz was a Polish Army lieutenant who was imprisoned by the Soviets after the German Soviet invasion of Poland In a ghost written book called The Long Walk, he claimed that in 1941 he and six others had escaped from a Siberian Gulag camp and walked over 6,500 km 4,000 mi south, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas to finally reach British India in the winter of 1942 In 2006, BBC released a report based on former Soviet records, including statements allegedly written by Rawicz himself, showing that Rawicz had been released as part of the 1942 general amnesty of Poles in the USSR and subsequently transported across the Caspian Sea to a refugee camp in Iran and that his escape to India never occurred.In May 2009, Witold Gli ski, a Polish WWII veteran living in the UK, came forward to claim that the story of Rawicz was true, but was actually an account of what happened to him, not Rawicz Gli ski s claims have been questioned by various sources.Soviet records confirm that Rawicz was a Polish soldier imprisoned in the USSR, but differ from The Long Walk in detail on the reasons for his arrest and the exact places of imprisonment Polish Army records show that Rawicz left the USSR directly for Iran in 1942, which contradicts the book s storyline Aside from matters concerning his health, his arrival in Palestine is verified by the records The story of the escape to India comes from Rawicz himself The BBC report does mention the account of Captain Rupert Mayne, an intelligence officer in Calcutta, who years after the war said that in 1942 he had debriefed three emaciated men claiming to have escaped from a Siberian Gulag camp.Over the years, critics of the book s accuracy have included Peter Fleming the brother of Ian Fleming , Eric Shipton and Hugh E Richardson, a British diplomat stationed in Lhasa 12

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • The Long Walk
  • Slavomir Rawicz
  • English
  • 09 September 2017
  • 1592289444

10 thoughts on “The Long Walk

  1. says:

    Wow

  2. says:

    There is much controversy as to whether this account is fact or fiction I googled the author s name and the book title and after reading dozens of articles and opinions, I m still not sure, though I lean towards thinking that the narrative is actually a composite of a number of experiences including Rawicz s.As was said in an account on the web entitled 18 Anderson s Long Walk Expedition , in which a group of people retraced Rawicz s journey, although on camels not on foot Attempting to find There is much controversy as to whether this account is fact or fiction I googled the author s name and the book title and after reading dozens of articles and opinions, I m still not sure, though I lean towards thinking that the narrative is actually a composite of a number of experiences including Rawicz s.As was said in an account on the web entitled 18 Anderson s Long Walk Expedition , in which a group of people retraced Rawicz s journey, although on camels not on foot Attempting to find truth in every written word of the Long Walk dooms the book to skepticism The two most poignant examples of this are Rawicz and his companions crossing the Gobi desert without water for 13 days and sighting the yeti in the Himalayas However, both of these events occurred when Rawicz was close to death due to extreme environmental conditions Other sections of the book, such as the descriptions of the loc...

  3. says:

    When this novel was first published in 1956 it created a sensation It claimed to be a memoir of a man, who with seven others, had escaped from a Siberian prison work camp in 1942 and managed to walk all the way to British India The story was eagerly consumed by the cold war era public who were enad by the tale of an escape from the evil empire of the Soviet Union It was an incredible story of endurance that required walking across the Gobi Desert and over the Himalayan Mountains.Research When this novel was first published in 1956 it created a sensation It claimed to be a memoir of a man, who with seven others, had escaped from a Siberian prison work camp in 1942 and managed to walk all the way to Bri...

  4. says:

    I found this book truly inspirational and gripping I read it in 2 nights There is some banter about whether or not it is true I m still not decided on what I think about this debate What I do know, from having lived in Russia for a number of years and having toured an obscure KGB prison in Lithuania 3 times, that the author s description of his torture in Minsk and in Moscow were especially haunting From what I saw in Vilnius, he was actually given light treatment Some of the rooms in th I found this book truly inspirational and gripping I read it in 2 nights There is some banter about whether or not it is true I m still not decided on what I think about this debate What I do know, from having lived in Russia for a number of years and having toured an obscure KGB prison in Lithuania 3 times, that the author s description of his torture in Minsk and in Moscow were especially haunting From what I saw in Vilnius, he was actually given light treatment Some of the room...

  5. says:

    A memoir must be an unrewarding thing to write today So many have been discredited as either full of untruths or completely fabricated Jerzy Kosinski s Painted Bird , Carlos Casteneda s The Teaching of Don Juan ,than a few of Oprah publicized books, and now a revelation for me The Long Walk , a book that has sold half a million copies since it was first ...

  6. says:

    Tragic and difficult but also hypnotic The reader may question the complete veracity of the account and and may be somewhat disappointed to learn of the amount of criticism and doubt surrounding his story Essentially, a group of political prisoners in a Soviet prison in Siberia literally walk out of captivity The idea is that an escaped prisoner will die in the bitter cold and unforgiving wilderness of eastern Asia The group walks across Siberia and into the Gobi desert and then to the Himal Tragic and difficult but also hypnotic The reader may question the complete veracity of the account and and may be somewhat disappointed to learn of the amount of criticism and doubt surrounding his story Essentially, a group of political prisoners in a Soviet prison in Siberia literally walk out of captivity The idea is that an escaped prisoner will die in the bitter cold and unforgiving wilderness of eastern Asia The group walks acr...

  7. says:

    Opening LineIt was about nine o clock one bleak November day that the key rattles in the heavy lock of my cell in the Lubyanka Prison and the two broad shouldered guards marched purposely in Wow what an amazing story, epic is I guessthe word I m looking for I read this after watching the movie The Way Back and as is usually the case the book is much better, vastly different yet obviously maintaining the gist of the year long trek across an entire continent to freedom As a point of in Opening LineIt was about nine o clock one bleak November day that the key rattles in the heavy lock of my cell in the Lubyanka Prison and the two broad shouldered guards marched purposely in Wow what an amazing story, epic is I guessthe word I m looking for I read this after watching the movie The Way Back and as is usually the case the book is much better, vastly different yet obviously maintaining the gist of the year long trek across an entire continent to freedom As a point of interest or not Colin Farrell s tattooed gang character does not exist in the book Anyways Slavomir Rawicz wrote this memoir in 1959 as a form of therapy to escape the memories that still haunted him It has lost nothing with time however and remains one of the most incredible journeys of strength, endurance and human spirit you ll ever read.Its 1941 and Slav has just spent two years in a Soviet prison After multiple beatings and int...

  8. says:

    I m not going to get all wrapped up in whether or not this account is true as the book claims It s a remarkable story regardless, much like the book I just read, Das Boot The Boat, was a remarkable story and may have some kernels of truth from the a...

  9. says:

    The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz, purports to be the true story of an heroic flight to freedom He claims to have been a Polish officer grabbed by the Russians in 1939, imprisoned and marched to camp 303 in Siberia From there he and six companions escape, with the help of the commandants wife THey begin a year long trek south, past Lake Baikal, through Mongolia, across the Gobi, over Tibet and to India and freedom Hurray What a triumph of the human spirit The book had the taint of improb The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz, purports to be the true story of an heroic flight to freedom He claims to have been a Polish officer grabbed by the Russians in 1939, imprisoned and marched to camp 303 in Siberia From there he and six companions escape, with the help of the commandants wife THey begin a ye...

  10. says:

    InCREDible adventure story Unbelievable what people are physically able to endure and survive Just riveting.This man, and others, walked, after escaping, from a work camp in Siberia, through Mongolia desert , oh, and then OVER the Himalayas Walked Several of them died.

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