The Greek term anabasis referred to an expedition from a coastline into the interior of a country. The term katabasis referred to a trip from the interior to the coast. So anabasis means "Expedition" or "The March Up Country" and carries the same connotation in Greek as it does in English. There are two classic texts with the name: ...more on Wikipedia about "Anabasis"
The Bataan Death March was a war crime involving the forcible transfer of prisoners of war, with wide-ranging abuse and high fatalities, by Japanese forces in the Philippines, in 1942, during World War II. In Japanese, it is known as Batān Shi no Kōshin (バターン死の行進), meaning the same. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bataan Death March"
In World War II history, a death march was a march or excursion that was expected to kill some or all the marchers, who were usually prisoners. ...more on Wikipedia about "Death march"
Dharasana Satyagraha was the the next stage in Salt Satyagraha by Mahatma Gandhi. After making salt at Dandi, Gandhi decided to take over The Dharsana Salt Works at Dharsana in Gujrat, this was convyed to the British Voiceroy on May 4, 1930. Gandhi was arrestted immediately. However the Indian National Congress decided to continue the proposed plan of action. Many of the Congress leaders were arrested by that time, including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and others. However the peaceful agitaion continued under the leadership of Sarojini Naidu and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. Hundreds of Congress volunteers started marching towards the site of The Dharsana Salt Works and after getting command they were beaten up brutally by the local police. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dharasana Satyagraha"
The Long March (長征, pinyin:Chángzhēng) was a massive military retreat undertaken by the Chinese Communist Army to evade the pursuit of the Kuomintang army. The Communist Army of the Chinese Soviet Republic, led by Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, was on the brink of complete annihilation by Chiang Kai-Shek's troops in Jiangxi Province in October 1934. The communists escaped in circling retreat to the north, which ultimately covered some 8,000 km (4,960 miles) over 370 days. The route branched through some of the most difficult terrain of western China and arrived 9,600 km (5,952 miles) west, then north, to Shaanxi. (In 2003, Ed Jocelyn and Andrew McEwen ** retraced the route in 384 days ** and estimated it was actually about 6,000 km (3,700 miles) long. ** ) ...more on Wikipedia about "Long March"
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a large political rally that took place on August 28, 1963. It was organized principally by A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin and Martin Luther King Jr. During this March, King delivered his famous " I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. Between 200,000 and 500,000 people were involved. ...more on Wikipedia about "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom"
The Salt Satyagraha, also known as the Salt March to Dandi, was an act of protest against the British salt tax in colonial India. Mahatma Gandhi led fellow Indians from Sabarmati Ashram to Dandi, Gujarat. The march lasted from March 12 to April 6 1930. ...more on Wikipedia about "Salt Satyagraha"
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"The March" occurred during the final months of the Second World War in Europe. About thirty-thousand Allied PoWs were force-marched westward across Poland and Germany in appalling winter conditions, lasting about four months from January to April 1945. It has been called various names: "The Great March West": "The Long March": "The Long Walk": "The Long Trek": "The Black March": "The Bread March. but most survivors just called it "The March". It has also been called "The Lamsdorf Death March", and it came very close to the Bataan Death March in percentage of mortality rates. ...more on Wikipedia about "The March (1945)"
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