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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

Coogan, Andy, 1917-

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. This is his story

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Edinburgh: Mainstream, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Andy Coogan
ISBN: 1780575696, 9781780575698
Physical Description: 255 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Subject: Soldiers Scotland Glasgow Biography.; Coogan, Andy, 1917-; World War, 1939-1945 Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.; Biography.; World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, British.; World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Malaya.; Athletes Scotland Glasgow Biography.

Author note

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.


Thoroughly inspiring . . . if you have read and enjoyedThe Forgotten HighlanderorThe Railway Manby Eric Lomax, then you will love this book. A tale of an extraordinary man in extraordinary circumstances
ARRSE||This outstanding memoir is more than a story of barbaric cruelty and the devastating futility of war. It's a humbling salute to the bravery of a generation and to the courage of a boy from Glasgow who encountered the worst of humanity and emerged a hero
Daily Record||The PoW memoir to top them all
Scotland on Sunday||Sir Chris Hoy's stamina and determination are legendary, but he would be the first to admit he could take lessons in both from his Great Uncle Andy (Book of the Month)
Scots Magazine||If, as Solzhenitsyn wrote of another prison camp, the battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man, there is no doubt which side won over Andy Coogan
The Herald