Tomorrow you die : the astonishing survival story of a Second World War prisoner of the Japanese / Andy Coogan and Graham Ogilvy.
Contributor(s): Ogilvy, Graham.Material type: BookEdinburgh : Mainstream, 2013Description: 255 pages  pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781780576121 (pbk.); 1780576129 (pbk.).Subject(s): Coogan, Andy, 1917- | World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Soldiers -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Biography | Athletes -- Scotland -- Glasgow -- Biography | World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Malaysia -- MalayaDDC classification: 940.547252092
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917, the oldest child of poor Irish immigrants. He was tipped for Olympic glory, but a promising running career was interrupted by war service. His capture during the fall of Singapore marked the beginning of a three-and-a-half-year nightmare of starvation, torture and disease.Andy was imprisoned in the notorious Changi camp before being transported to Taiwan, where he worked as a slave in a copper mine and was twice ordered to dig his own grave. He was later taken to Japan on a hellship voyage that nearly killed him, but Andy?s athleticism and spirit enable him to survive an ordeal in which many died.From his poverty-stricken boyhood in the slums of the Gorbals to the atomic wasteland of Nagasaki, Andy?s life story is vividly recounted in Tomorrow You Die , an epic, compassionate tale that will shock, enthral and inspire.
Originally published: 2012.
From his poverty-stricken boyhood in Glasgow's Gorbals slums to the atomic wasteland of Nagasaki - an epic tale that will shock, enthrall and inspire. The author spent three-and-a-half-years in Changi prison before being transported to Taiwan, and the Atom bomb was dropped just 20 miles from Andy's prisoner of war camp.
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