- Well done, Rob from Nottingham!!! Thanks for the following message: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6098218.stm This page also allows you to add comments,Message 1 of 11 , Nov 1, 2006View SourceWell done, Rob from Nottingham!!! Thanks for the following message:This page also allows you to add comments, and there is already mention of A Forgotten Odyssey, so feel free to add your views or correct others, where necessary!This is what I've just sent to them, hoping that they will post it. But as the page says the messages will be displayed in all the BBC publications, I see it as our great chance and urge EVERY member of this groupd to write their own message. Just imagine - if all of us do it, it will be a real avalanche... My message:Although the truth about Rawicz's 'Long Walk' seems to have been discredited, those who feel their faith in the greatness of human spirit and endurance diminished should not despair. Having interviewed dozens (according to most estimates as many as around 1.7 mln ) of Polish civilians deported by Stalin to Northern Kazachstan and Siberia as slave labour (some of the stories are shown in the aforementioned documentary 'A Forgotten Odyssey') I can assure you that every single person who emerged alive from Stalin's paradise has an equally great and harrowing story of their own survival to tell. Many did indeed escape (rather than be freed) from their camps and settlements, to trek hundreds of miles across the Soviet Union to find the Polish army and freedom. Their ordeal is truly unbelievable but, contrary to Rawicz's story, is often documented – and as the interviews are on film, viewers can make up their own mind whether they believe the survivors' testimonies or not.Incidentally, the fact that the collective story of the deportations of Poles to Siberia is not known in this country is due to the reluctance of the British media and historians to bring it to light: it is an inconvenient proof that although political pragmatism practiced during WW2 was very necessary to win the war, it went far beyond the borders of moral acceptability.For those who want more information on the subject, pls visit www.AForgottenodyssy.com. or the vaults of the Imperial Museum in London , when many other interviews are kept.Jagna Wright
- Hi Linder! I was hoping that the interview would be available on podcast for downloading, but I did not find a link for that. However, I did find this:Message 2 of 11 , Nov 1, 2006View SourceHi Linder!I was hoping that the interview would be available on podcast for downloading, but I did not find a link for that. However, I did find this:http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/mainframe.shtml?http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/thelongwalkYou can try this link. If it does not work, then try:Scroll down to "Long Walk, The" you will be able to click on a button that says "listen." You could easily take a dictaphone and tape it off your computer speakers.I hope this helps!Sincerely,Lyndaxoxoxo
Linder Ladbrooke <ladbrooke@...> wrote:I wish someone could tell me, in easy terms, how I can record this interview about 'The Long Walk' onto DC/DVD. I think his subect may be talked about for quite some time. I'm not that technially minded. Any lessons please?Linder
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- Linder, Try dowloading this free program and see if it works. Keep in mind that it s for Windows, not for Macs. Since I have a Mac, I can t try it out.Message 3 of 11 , Nov 1, 2006View SourceLinder,
Try dowloading this free program and see if it works. Keep in mind that it's for Windows,
not for Macs. Since I have a Mac, I can't try it out.
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--- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com, "Linder Ladbrooke" <ladbrooke@...> wrote:
> I wish someone could tell me, in easy terms, how I can record this interview about 'The
Long Walk' onto DC/DVD. I think his subect may be talked about for quite some time. I'm
not that technially minded. Any lessons please?
- Hi Joe, Thank you for leting us know about BBC program about Long Walk . I read the book, found it fascinating, and for years I was trying to find out it theMessage 4 of 11 , Nov 1, 2006View SourceHi Joe,
Thank you for leting us know about BBC program about "Long Walk". I read the book, found it fascinating, and for years I was trying to find out it the story is authentic. I see that I am not the only one...
---- joe_depa <joe_depa@...> wrote:
> This is the direct link to the BBC Radio 4 "listen again" service to
> hear the programme. (You'll need to have Real Player installed.)
> Normally, as Linder said, it remains available for 7 days after
> Hope this may be of use,
> --- In Kresy-Siberia@yahoogroups.com,
> "ladbrookelinder" <ladbrooke@...> wrote:
> > Well, I've just listened to the repeat of the interview on UK Radio
> > 4,from this morning. I think that now I'm very confused!
> > Some fellow has followed the 'supposed' route the writer took [with
> > modern aids, [sat-nav, mobile phone,food, water etc]and was told,
> > almost at the end of his journey, that the writer couldn't have
> > this 'long walk'. He was amazed to say the least.
> > Papers from Russian Archives, 'Memorial', Sikorski, NKVD, other
> > documents
> > show him to be in a different place, at a different time. Plus
> > are two different versions of his background before 1939.
> > There was nothing about this in any papers he left with his family,
> > before he died 2 years ago. When he was with Alexander Topolski, at
> > a 'question & answer' night, he couldn't answer any direct
> > about this.
> > My conclusion; I still don't know of it's all true, but with back-
> > papers from Sikorski, 'Memorial', NKVD, his Amensty + he filled in
> > the forms himself to join Ander's Army - what do we believe? But
> > a darn good story anyway.
> > It may be be on 'wwwbbc.co.uk/radio 4', to catch again,[half-hour]
> > to 7 days from original recording.[Some progs are]
> > Well,it will boost book sales, if nothing else!
> > Linder