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Tomorrow You Die: The Astonishing Survival Story of a Second World War Prisoner of the Japanese

Andy Coogan

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Published by Mainstream Publishing, part of Mainstream

Format: Hardback

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EAN: 9781780575698
Published: 23 Aug 2012

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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 hell-ship voyage that nearly killed him, but Andy’s athleticism and spirit enabled 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.

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Andy Coogan was born in Glasgow in 1917. He served in the Second World War, during which he was a prisoner of war for three and a half years. He will carry the Olympic torch this year in recognition of a lifetime’s service to athletics.

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