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

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

by Andy Coogan

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780574585
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 08/23/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

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 carried the Olympic torch in 2012 in recognition of a lifetime’s service to athletics.
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.

Table of Contents

Introduction 11

1 Gorbals Boy 15

2 The Man of the House 51

3 On the Right Track 61

4 The Fireside Soldiers 81

5 The Mighty Atom 93

6 Run for Your Life! 103

7 Trapped! 141

8 The Depths of Hell 171

9 The Lights of Home 207

10 Back on Track 235

Epilogue 253

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