Life or Death Links

More situations of high peril and bold attempts to beat the odds...

The Real Castaways: True Stories Of Being Stranded On A Deserted Island
Seven short, but incredible, stories of survival

NOVA: History’s Great Escapes
From Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Box Brown to the Dalai Lama’s flight from Tibet

LISTVERSE: Top Ten Amazing Prison Escapes
On the wrong side of the law, but bold and clever nonetheless

Reader’s Digest: Survival Stories
From the pages of Reader’s Digest, personal survival stories ranging from terrorist kidnappings to the beached
Costa Concordia cruise ship

Discovery: The Ten Most Exciting Rescues in History
Ten cliff-hanging rescues from the depths of the ocean to the top a 26,545 foot mountain

How Stuff Works: Five Amazing Rescues
Short bits, but still amazing

The New York Times: Dissident's Tale of Epic Escape from Iran’s Vise
Imprisoned political activist Ahmad Batebi’s flight to freedom

Smithsonian: The Great Escape From Slavery of Ellen and William Craft
Passing as a white man traveling with his servant, two slaves fled their masters in this tale of deception and intrigue

USA Today: Doctor battled for her life at the South Pole
Stranded at the South Pole with no hope of rescue, Dr. Jerri Nelson fought cancer to stay alive and even performed
her own biopsy.

YouTube: Aron Ralston describes his desperate moment
Trapped for days in a canyon, hiker Aron Ralston survived by doing what most of us would never dream of doing.

Other Resources

Man vs Wild: Survival Tips
From survival strategist Bear Grylls of Man vs Wild fame, short 2 minute clips covering all kinds of desperate situations.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Gateway to Holocaust information, personal survival stories, period photographs and other supporting material


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