Many of his books reflect epic journeys against the odds: From Paris to New York by Land, Savage Europe, Siberia As It Is and others. His autobiographical work, My Restless Life, perhaps sums up his nature.
* Harry de Windt was brother to the Ranee of Sarawak and fought against rebels there in his early career
* He visited the penal colony on the Russian island of Sakhalin close to the same time that Anton Chekhov went there
* He appeared as a witness in the trial for libel of Lord Alfred Douglas, as he blamed Winston Churchill for the heavy losses in the Battle of Jutland
* On his travels he met a host of interesting people – from murderers to statesmen
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