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summary Spy On The Roof Of The World Espionage and Survival in the Himalayas ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Xpedition to climb Tibet's highest mountain and his mission to report on Chinese military. Sydney assieme all amico John partono per il Tibet dove vogliono scalare il Gurla Mandata alto ben 7728 metri Durante uesto avventuroso viaggio accetta di far da spia al governo indiano per appurare che i cinesi stiano effettivamente provando ad invadere il Tibet e ad occuparne una parte per una futura invasione dell India Siamo nel 1955 Ed tutto vero Ma i nostri eroi vengono arrestati e imprigionati dall esercito cinese e vengono interrogati dal terribile PLA l esercito di liberazione della Repubblica popolare cinese La maestria di Sydney sta nel narrarci la sua vera avventura sul Tibet prima come libero scalatore alpinista poi come innocente prigioniero dei cinesi Una rara e importante testimonianza di uelle orribili cose che hanno fatto i cinesi una fra tutte l aver distrutto i tibetani e la loro cultura l aver scacciato il Dalai Lama e addirittura come scrive l autore nel finale aver anche tentato di assassinarlo perch pretende l indipendenza del Tibet Se leggerete uesto diario di viaggio non avrete pi in tanta simpatia non solo il comunismo ma anche i cinesi Ed tutto vero Pur di nascondere la verit infatti il PLA era sicuro che i due alpinisti liberati sarebbero morti nella strada del ritorno pensate che li liberarono in pieno inverno ed effettivamente si solo salvati pi di una volta per miracolo Ma come si dice la verit alla fine venuta a galla

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summary Spy On The Roof Of The World Espionage and Survival in the Himalayas ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Operations in newly invaded Tibet Some top notch adventure writing Kirkus Reviews Photos. I read the Dutch version of this bookWaar gebeurd verhaal over een man die een van de toppen van de Himalaya wil beklimmen en door Chinezen gevangen wordt genomen omdat hij illegaal Tibet betreedt Tibet werdwordt als een provincie van China beschouwdBehalve de gevangenschap zelf verhaalt het vooral ook de problemen waar ze mee te maken krijgen tijdens de beklimming De tegenwerking door de Chinezen de achtergronden van het conflict tussen China en Tibet en de rol waarin India hier speelt Het boek leest vlot als een avonturenroman

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summary Spy On The Roof Of The World Espionage and Survival in the Himalayas ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF In this true story of espionage and survival in the Himalayas Wignall tells of his 1955 e. This is a fascinating account of a regular Welsh mountaineer doing a bit of espionage in the high altitudes of the Tibetan Himalayas for the Indian army during the days of mounting tension between India and China after China s annexation of Tibet I have read much on the subject of the Indo China war of 1962 and the events which led to the war in the 1950 s There is the analysis of Neville Maxwell in his book India s China War which is cited by Indian communists as evidence of the Indian bourgeoise s adventurism and colonised mentality There are other accounts which see it as the usual perfidy of the Chinese communists and the naivete of Nehru s world view This book is set in such a backgroundSidney Wignall is asked by the top brass of the Indian Army to incorporate some intelligence gathering on the Xinjiang Tibet highway during his mountaineering expedition The Indian army asks him for this favor as they feel that the Indian political leadership is all bogged down in idealistic notions of India China friendship and not taking a grip on the real politik of the post colonial era in Asia It shows the oddity of the times when the Indian army has to use its personal rapport with a British mountaineer to gather intelligence of such national importance As Wignall travels in Tibet he and his IndianNepali companions are eventually arrested by the Chinese on charges of espionage and given the third degree The rest of the book is about their daring escape from their rat infested prison and making it across the hitherto unscaled high mountains to India safelyWignall is not a great writer but the book is a fine account of the adventure His dislike of totalitarianism is obvious from the book but what surprised me was the high esteem he had for the Indian army as a professional force Normally one doesn t hear such praise from the British for India s institutions There is a very amusing incident in the book where Wignall under strong pressure from the Chinese interrogators to confess to his crimes admits to being part of an espionage mission to put a transmitter on top of Everest to spy on China This was a total lie but it puts the worm of doubt in the heads of the Chinese authorities This results in an expensive Chinese military expedition to the top of Everest in the ensuing years Wignall speculates that it must have been to remove the transmitter he put there On the other hand it is somewhat worrying that dictatorships can be so easily manipulated by their fears and they would go to such lengths to combat it This is a good read for all those interested in adventure and China and Tibet I thoroughly enjoyed reading it


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