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This review is from: The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom (Paperback)
I read this book in little more than one sitting - it is one of those stories that just grabs you and doesn't let go.
I have tried to find out more information on this book - surely it would be good to find out what happened after to the 4 survivors - and found out that Rawicz died on April 5th this year after living after the war in the UK. There is an obituary on the Times Online.
Yes, some of the story does not ring true in places (for example; the commandant's wifes role, the Yeti episode) but I am sure that no-one could make up the vast bulk of this tale. For the most part, fact can sometimes be a lot stranger than fiction and this is a story of human endurance and survival like almost no other.
If anyone out there knows what happened to the rest of the escapers, I'd love to know.