About this book
An amazing true story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese during WWII, from Coogan, who was captured during the fall of Singapore. Ties in with the 70th anniversary of the city's fall. Coogan was tipped for the Olympics as a runner before the war, and will carry the Olympic torch this year.
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.
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