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Moving, gracious & personal,
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This review is from: Tomorrow You Die: The Astonishing Survival Story of a Second World War Prisoner of the Japanese (Kindle Edition)
Mr Coogan's very personal story of his early life and his 'holiday in Japan' (his words!) is probably one of the best narratives of what it was to be in Malaya as a conscript at the outbreak of the war in the Far East and the hell suffered as a FEPOW.
The reader will shake his/her head at the arrogance of the Britons in India and Malaya, but that story is nothing to the emotions the reader will feel at the treatment of FEPOWs at the hands of the Imperial Japanese Army. What is astonishing is the lack of anger or even bitterness shown by these guys on their release.
Mr Coogan and his comrades were truly heroic.