"I hope The Long Walk (The True Story of a Trek to Freedom) will remain as a memorial to all those who
live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could
not speak for themselves."--Slavomir Rawicz
Personally hand signed by Słavomir Rawicz on a special page.
A luxurious leather bound collectible for your library that would also make a great gift for someone special.
"The Long Walk is a book that I absolutely could not put down and one that I will never forget..."
"A poet with steel in his soul."
--New York Times
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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About the Author
Słavomir Rawicz (1915 � 2004) was a Polish soldier who was arrested by Soviet occupation troops after the German-Soviet invasion of Poland.
In a book he participated in writing, he claimed that he and six others
escaped and walked over 6500 km (4000 miles) south, through the
Gobi desert, and over the Himalayas in winter to India
in 1942. In 2006, the BBC released a report based on records from the
former Soviet Union including some written by Rawicz himself that show
that Rawicz was pardoned as a part of a general release of Poles from
the Soviet Union in 1942, was afterward transported across the Caspian
Sea to a refugee camp in Iran and that his escape to India never occurred.
His story of his escaping to India is chronicled in a ghost-written book The Long Walk.
Slavomir Rawicz lived in England for many years after the war. He married an Englishwoman and lived in the countryside until his death in 2004.
The Long Walk
The text of the book The Long Walk was written by Ronald Downing based on conversations with Rawicz. The book The Long Walk was released in the UK in 1956. It has sold over half a million copies and has been translated into 25 languages. The book has been inspirational for many explorers, including Benedict Allen and Cyril Delafosse-Guiramand.