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One Thousand Miles to Freedom

A British Soldier's Impossible WWII Escape from the Burma Railway of Death
Narrated by: Mark Felton
Length: 54 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The thrilling true story of a British Army soldier who was determined to break free from Japanese captivity in World War II. Corporal Roy Pagani staged a daring escape from the Burma-Thailand Railway of Death, after already escaping twice from captivity, and set out to walk 1,000 miles to freedom in India through some of the most challenging landscape in the world. Along to way he endures great hardships, joins a guerrilla force, launches daring raids against the Japanese and faces betrayal and torture at every step. Can he make it to freedom where none have yet succeeded?

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Great story!

Fantastic story. An incredible glimpse into an otherworldly experience. Days after finishing my mind is still coming to grips with what this man went through. Wonderful narration. Really hope for more from this author.

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Great Experience

I loved listening to Mark Felton tell this story of the daring warriors of World War 2. Having gone through SERE school in the Navy I appreciated the subjects drive and bravery. Mark tells an excellent story. Very easy to listen to and enjoy. I am looking forward to his next release.

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Rangoon calling

A short story of pesky little Praganni perpetually pestered profoundly by the insanity of people in war.

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well worth a listen

A well narrated and very interesting short story. It kept my attention right through to the end

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Continued excellence.

Dr. Felton continues, in his normal way,
to tell a story in a simple, easy format that still engages. This follows his growing YouTube channel that has become a standard for, mostly, little know military history stories. He does so in a manner that History Channel and others have forgotten.
This story follows one mans struggle to continue the fight and the spirit it takes to endure ,and escape from , one of the most horrible episodes in recent human history that deals with the Japanese attitude towards those they captured.
Well done.

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  • George Hamvas Hummerich
  • 07-03-19

Fascinating story told very well

Absolutely loved it. The way he told the tale enabled me to envision it in my mind as he went along. Thoroughly researched, and very well executed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-04-19

Simply Fantastic

Brilliantly written with amazing narration that keeps you engaged throughout. Was glad to hear that Pagani kept his promise, also fascinating to hear that he became a guerilla fighter during his escape. All in all, great work Mark, keen to support more of this type of content from you!