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The Resource As far as my feet will carry me, Josef M. Bauer

As far as my feet will carry me, Josef M. Bauer

Label
As far as my feet will carry me
Title
As far as my feet will carry me
Statement of responsibility
Josef M. Bauer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • In 1944, German paratrooper Clemens Forell* was captured by the Soviets and sentenced to twenty-five years of labor in a Siberian lead mine. In the Gulags, this was virtually a death sentence. Driven to desperation by the brutality of the prison camp, he staged a daring escape. For the next three years, Forell traveled 8,000 miles in barren, frozen wilderness, haunted by blizzards, wolves, criminals, the KGB, and the fear of recapture and retribution. Only a remarkable will to survive, and a bit of luck, allowed him to reach the safety of the Persian border. The resulting story is a rare document of the horrors faced by POWs in the Soviet Union, and a testament to the human spirit. Originally published in 1955, Bauer's writing brilliantly evokes Forell's desperation in the prison camp, and his struggle for survival and terror of recapture as he makes his way towards the Persian frontier and freedom. *(Clemens Forell is the name the author gave to the subject of this book, an escaped Russian prisoner of war who wanted to remain anonymous)
  • Originally published in 1955, this must be one of the most dramatic adventures of our time. Clemens Forell, a German soldier, was sentenced to 25 years of forced labour in a Siberian lead mine after the Second World War. Rebelling against the brutality of the camp, Forell staged a daring escape, enduring an 8000-mile journey across the trackless wastes of Siberia, in some of the most treacherous and inhospitable conditions on earth. Bauer's writing brilliantly evokes Forell's desperation in the prison camp, and his struggle for survival and terror of recapture as he makes his way towards the Persian frontier and freedom
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1901-1970
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bauer, Josef Martin
Dewey number
940.54/72573
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
D805.R9
LC item number
B313 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Forell, Clemens
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Wilderness survival
  • Forell, Clemens
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • HISTORY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Escaped prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Wilderness survival
  • Germany
  • Russia (Federation)
Label
As far as my feet will carry me, Josef M. Bauer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The extraordinary true story of one man's escape from a Siberian labour camp and his 3-year trek to freedom"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
822229059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620876688
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
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b6a19a85-d3f2-491e-bd10-a179ca236a78
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822229059
Label
As far as my feet will carry me, Josef M. Bauer
Publication
Note
"The extraordinary true story of one man's escape from a Siberian labour camp and his 3-year trek to freedom"--Cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
822229059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781620876688
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b6a19a85-d3f2-491e-bd10-a179ca236a78
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)822229059

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