Tales of sixty of the most daring escapes, famous shipwrecks, and ultimate survival stories. The statistics, descriptions, archive photographs and illustrative maps will give the reader a full understanding of how Joe Simpson crawled to safety in the South American Andean mountains, Anthony Farrah-Hockley evaded capture after the Battle of Imjin River in the Korean War or how Shackelton's men survived the incredible journey by boat to South Georgia.
Sixty of the World's greatest survival stories. Here is a selection of them;
Cambodian journalist who escaped the genocide of Pol Pot.
Slavomir and six comrades escape from a labour camp in Siberia and walk thousands of miles to British India
German soldier Clemens Forrell escapes from a labour camp in Siberia - 3 year trek to Iran
Mary Queen of Scots escapes from a remote Scottish Castle
Frank Morris, Clarence and John Anglin escape from Alcatraz
The story of Papillon who escaped successfully at the fifth attempt
Navigation by 18 year old, William Shotton, after most of the crew perished from mystery disease, 1893.
Two survived, 1940 - two survivors from the British steamer Anglo-Saxon, 70 days and 2300 miles at sea to reach land in Bahamas
Shackleton's and Worsley's incredible journey to South Georgia to save every man on the expedition.
Norwegian explorer, Fritdoj Nansen, amazing journey by a wind sailing sled and canoe made from shop marooned on icepack.
Rugby team's Andes plane crash survivor's treks to safety and subsequent admissions of cannibalism.
Aron Ralston becomes trapped in rocks in Utah national park, servers own arm to survive.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2011
- 248 x 189mm