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The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz by the_mcquade on 22 October 2004 7:40pm
Anyone who is interested in travel, and particularly the region that Michael's current series deals with, will be facinated by the book The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz.

Rawicz was a Polish Cavalry officer who saw action against the Germans, and was arrested by the Stalinists, then allied to the Nazis, and imprisoned in Lubyanka and Siberia. Intent on continuing the fight against the Nazis he broke out of prison with 6 others and walked to India, through the Gobi desert, Tibet and Nepal in order to rejoin the allies.

He died in April this year.

Come to think of it, it might make a good future series for Mr Palin - not only an interesting travel programme but an act of rememberance of for all those who sacrificed so much to fight tyranny in the 20th century.
Re: The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz by macauley on 22 October 2004 11:21pm
..yes, it was an inspiring book. Sorry to hear that he has passed on. Perhaps Michael would consider it after a series that takes place in warmer conditions! "Himalaya" was an exercise in COLD for the most part and Mr.Rawicz certainly suffered from much the same and did his whole escape on foot..!

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