what is that (the thing you've posted)?
Not sure if you are aware but evidence was produced a few years ago to refute Slavomir Rawicz's version of events. As you will no doubt know, the story was originally written and told by Slavomir Rawicz and ghost-written by Ronald Downing (A British Journalist)
There is evidence that the escape did
in fact happen, however it wasn't Slavomir Rawicz who was the escapee, in facy he wasn't even part of the group of seven at all as British & Russian documentation has been produced to place Rawicz in Iran (Persia at the time). Rawicz had been released as part of the 1942 general amnesty.
The escapee was in fact Witold Glinski and the story came into Rawicz's possesion "by foul means or fair."
The above posts are posts, posted on a forum by Leonie Glinski defending her Grandfather shortly after he came forward to reveal the truth behind the story.
It was an epic feat of courage and strength. A triumph of human spirit over tyranny.
Witold Glinski is the last survivor of World War Two's greatest escape.
As he lovingly crafts another willow basket in the shed at his seaside bungalow in Cornwall, it's hard to believe that this modest man walked 4,000 miles to freedom... all the way from a Siberian prison camp to India.
He trekked through frozen forests, over mountains and across deserts on a journey that took 11 months.
Part of the reason why the film was renamed to The Way Back and there is no character named Slavomir in the film.
You should read the article in the OP first, Zeitgrek. Then you will understand that there is a controversy. After that, welcome to the world of Google.
The story about the book broke as far back as 2006 which was pretty soul destroying as I had believed every sentence.
I am in fact delighted that Mr. Glinski came forward.