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Author's Note: 10 People Who Survived the Impossible

I've long been fascinated with the adventures of people who survived extreme hardships and escaped from difficult situations, ever since I saw the movie "The Great Escape" as a child. In high school, I remember reading "Papillion," the supposedly true tale of Henry Charrière, a wrongly-convicted Frenchman who escaped from Devil's Island, and found it utterly compelling — even though the author was later accused of having fabricated his saga.

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