Escape from Siberia

This is the pitch trail that got us into Sheffield Docfest this coming June. Producers Christian Popp and Fabrice Esteve will use this to help raise funds from interested broadcasters.

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Escape from Siberia

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At the end of winter in 1915 my grandfather, Lajos Petho, came to a conclusion, he could either die in a Siberian POW camp or as a free man trying to reach home. He chose the latter, surviving a solo near 8,000 km (5,000 mile) trek back to Budapest, arriving


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At the end of winter in 1915 my grandfather, Lajos Petho, came to a conclusion, he could either die in a Siberian POW camp or as a free man trying to reach home. He chose the latter, surviving a solo near 8,000 km (5,000 mile) trek back to Budapest, arriving at the war's end in 1918.

I never met the man but want to know him and the history he walked through, so I'm going to follow in his footsteps.

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