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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
by Andy Coogan
Edition: Hardcover

13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read, 29 Aug. 2012
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This is a great read and an amazing story. Andy Coogan was plucked from civilian life where he was a gifted runner and worked as a painter in Glasgow and plunged into the maelstrom of the Second World War. He was unlucky enough to be sent to Malaya and fought in the shambolic retreat down the Malayan peninsula. After terrifying hand-to-hand fighting he walked the last 70 miles to reach the 'safety' of Singapore.

After his capture in Singapore he enters the deoths of hell in a copper mine that sounds like Dante's inferno. This is an inspiring survival story and I agree with previous reviewers about its "unputdownability". It rattles along and just when you think things can't get any worse --- they do.

It puts our every day moans and worries into perspective. What a man, what a generation.


Storming The Falklands: My War and After
Storming The Falklands: My War and After
by Tony Banks
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant, 20 Mar. 2012
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For many, the Falklands War ended in June 1982. For those who made it back to the UK, the war remained a part of their lives for years. Tony Banks recalls a poignant account of his experiences before, during and after an event which would shape him and many others.


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