"The Way Back" Peter Weir's New Movie

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    The film is based on a memoir by Slavomir Rawicz depicting his escape from a Siberian gulag and subsequent 4000-mile walk to freedom in India. Incredibly popular, it sold over 500,000 copies and is credited with inspiring many explorers. However, in 2006 the BBC unearthed records (including some written by Rawicz himself) that showed he had been released by the USSR in 1942. Nevertheless, the escape was not entirely fictional. The book was based on the story of another Polish soldier, Witold Glinski.


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