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These stories are all unbelievable, yet true. People like you and me have found ourselves in extreme, desperate, dangerous situations, and yet, they have pulled through. Why did they do it? How did they do it? By their ingenuity, their courage, their willpower, all the resources that we carry within us and of which we are not necessarily aware. Each story in "Survivors, True Stories" has a happy ending. So, what about you, in the same situations as our ordinary heroes, do you think you can get through it? These stories are proof that life is sometimes full of hardships, but that there are ways to overcome them, including determination, willpower, mental toughness, and sometimes luck and chance. We have all experienced decisive moments in our lives. Some have made us better. "Survivors : True Stories" is proof that no one is immune to challenges in this life. In these inspiring stories, you will discover:Leonid Rogozov, the doctor who performed appendicitis surgery alone in AntarcticaRicky Megee, who survived 71 days alone in the Australian desertIsabel Godin, who traveled 2,000 miles through the jungle to find her husbandAda Blackjack, who survived alone on a remote island, Wrangel Island, for two yearsand many other incredible stories...
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These stories are all unbelievable, yet true. People like you and me have found ourselves in extreme, desperate, dangerous situations, and yet, they have pulled through. Why did they do it? How did they do it? By their ingenuity, their courage, their willpower, all the resources that we carry within us and of which we are not necessarily aware. Each story in "Survivors, True Stories" has a happy ending. So, what about you, in the same situations as our ordinary heroes, do you think you can get through it? These stories are proof that life is sometimes full of hardships, but that there are ways to overcome them, including determination, willpower, mental toughness, and sometimes luck and chance. We have all experienced decisive moments in our lives. Some have made us better. "Survivors : True Stories" is proof that no one is immune to challenges in this life. In these inspiring stories, you will discover:Leonid Rogozov, the doctor who performed appendicitis surgery alone in AntarcticaRicky Megee, who survived 71 days alone in the Australian desertIsabel Godin, who traveled 2,000 miles through the jungle to find her husbandAda Blackjack, who survived alone on a remote island, Wrangel Island, for two yearsand many other incredible stories...
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    The raft of death

    The raft of death

    On June 17, 1816, L'Écho, L'Argus, La Loire and La Méduse set sail for Saint-Louis in Senegal. This expedition was to take possession of the colonies that France had before the Revolution. It was led by an incompetent aristocrat: Hugues Duroy de Chaumareys. La Méduse, an 150-ft long frigate, carried 395 people, mostly soldiers and sailors. On board were stocks of food for the colony, two longboats with a capacity of 100 passengers each, canoes and a skiff. The expedition, however, was a total disaster.
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    The Antarctic Hero

    The Antarctic Hero

    The South Pole, what an adventure! In 1911, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen was the first to reach it. The Irishman Ernest Shackleton then decided to cross the Antarctic continent from end to end, from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea: 1800 miles on his dogsled
    Departure on August 8, 1914. His ship, L'Endurance, is to drop them off in Vahsel Bay from where they would begin their crossing of Antarctica. However, L'Endurance gets caught in the ice. The ship and its crew are immobilized, trapped. The worst happens: the ice moves and begins to crush the ship, which gradually breaks up and sinks. The 27 men were now totally isolated on the ice floe. Shackleton's dream of crossing the continent is dashed. He will now have to gather all his endurance and courage, it is a question of life or death...

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    The resurrected servant

    The resurrected servant

    Many of those sentenced to death were executed by hanging. For a long time, it was considered a safe way to carry out capital punishment, since it causes a rupture of the cervical vertebrae, an inability to breathe and finally death, all, usually, in an instant. Few people survive it. Anne Greene is one of them, and she owes her life to a few simple medical procedures, far from any divine intervention.
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    Lady Robinson Crusoe

    Lady Robinson Crusoe

    At the beginning of the 20th century, numerous adventurers set out to conquer the poles. They wanted to be the first to discover this or that island, to claim it in the name of their country. Some expeditions were better prepared than others, and many lost their lives in the dreaded Arctic ice. One of the least hospitable Arctic islands is Wrangel, off the coast Siberia. In 1926, a temperature of - 57°C was recorded there. A real challenge for extreme adventurers (quite the understatement).
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    The man who could not be hanged

    The man who could not be hanged

    Britain practiced the death penalty by hanging for a long time. It's a quick and clean way to deliver justice. It is also effective. It is indeed rare that the condemned person survives strangulation by the weight of his own body. It happened to John Lee, however--three times in a row. It’s strange, very strange, the case of the man who could not be hanged...
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    Isabel and Jean forever

    Isabel and Jean forever

    On October 1st 1769, Isabel Godin des Odonais left her Peruvian hacienda and went deep into the jungle. She was to join her husband in Guyana, whom had not seen him for twenty years. The expedition had 41 members, including 31 native porters to carry the sixty boxes of luggage through the jungle. The aim was to reach the Amazon, where Doña Isabel's husband had chartered a boat. It was a 1500 mile journey through the jungle, using 18th-century methods. It would be a calamity.
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