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First Overland

by Tim Slessor

in 1955, 6 students from Oxford and Cambridge set off from London to travel overland to Singapore, reaching the Lion City in South East Asia in March 1956; this is their story, as narrated by team members on the 50th anniversary of their journey in 2006.
Genre: Spoken Word: Audiobook
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  Song Share Time Download
1. First Overland - Foreword
13:45 album only
2. First Overland - Chapter 01
3:40 album only
3. First Overland - Chapter 02
9:07 album only
4. First Overland - Chapter 03
28:46 album only
5. First Overland - Chapter 04
32:45 album only
6. First Overland - Chapter 05
30:33 album only
7. First Overland - Chapter 06
45:28 album only
8. First Overland - Chapter 07
25:58 album only
9. First Overland - Chapter 08
31:16 album only
10. First Overland - Chapter 09
14:42 album only
11. First Overland - Chapter 10
28:26 album only
12. First Overland - Chapter 11
22:00 album only
13. First Overland - Chapter 12
26:59 album only
14. First Overland - Chapter 13
40:25 album only
15. First Overland - Chapter 14
13:51 album only
16. First Overland - Chapter 15
23:08 album only
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Why not? After all, no-one had ever done it before. It would be one of the longest of all overland journeys, from the English Channel to Singapore. Several expeditions had already tried. Some had got as far as the deserts of Persia; a few had even reached the plains of India. But no-one had managed to go on from there: over the jungle-clad mountains of Assam and across northern Burma to Thailand and Malaya.
In late 1955, they set off. Six months, six days and 18,000 miles later, two very weary Land Rovers rolled into Singapore to flash-bulbs and champagne. Now, fifty years on, their bestselling book, First Overland, is republished with an introduction by Sir David Attenborough. After all, it was he who gave them that film.



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