From the back cover ~ In 1941, the author and a small group of fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp. Their march out of Siberia, through China, the Gobi Desert, Tibet and over the Himalayas to British India is a remarkable statement about man's desire to be free.
The story of a young, Polish Cavalry officer that was arrested, tried and sentenced to 25 years of forced labor in a Siberian labor camp. Chronicles his 3,000 mile journey by train from Moscow to Urkutsk and the thousand mile walk to Camp 303 on the Lena River, some two to three-hundred miles southwest of the capital of Northern Siberia - Yakutsk, in the winter of 1940/41. After a short stint in the camp, the author puts together a team and escapes, only to begin the seemingly immpossible walk to India, a journey of some 4,000 miles.
"One of the most amazing heroic stories of this or any other time."
"It is a book filled with the spirit of human dignity and the courage of men seeking freedom."
~Los Angeles Times
"You cannot willingly lay it down."
~San Francisco Examiner
Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press 1997-originally published in 1956