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  1. Beskrivelse

    The extraordinary and moving story of professional footballer Johnny Sherwood's survival after being taken prisoner by the Japanese at the surrender of Singapore in World War 2.

    Udgivelsesdato:
    05-06-2014
    Leveringstid:
    5-8 hverdage
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  2. Yderligere info
    Udgivelsesdato:
    05-06-2014
    Sprog:
    Engelsk
    ISBN13:
    9781444790313
    Sidetal:
    320
    Vægt:
    424
    Højde:
    24
    Bredde:
    155
    Længde:
    232
    Mærkat:
    Bog, paperback
    Format:
    Paperback
    • Bibliotekernes beskrivelse

      In 1938 Johnny Sherwood was a young professional footballer on the brink of an England career, touring the world with the all-star British team the Islington Corinthians. By 1942 he was a soldier surrendering to the Japanese at the siege of Singapore. Taken prisoner he was sent to a POW camp deep in the heart of the Thai jungle, where he was, along with his British and Australian comrades, starved, beaten, and forced to build the notorious 'railway of death' on the River Kwai. Johnny kept his and his men's spirits up with tales of his footballing past, even organising matches until he and the other prisoners became too weak to play. One day, he even encountered a brutal Japanese guard, and was shocked to recognise him as a Japanese footballer Johnny had played against. Many years after Johnny's death, his grandson Michael discovered an old manuscript hidden in the attic of his mother's house. It was Johnny's own account of his wartime experiences - the story too horrific to reveal in full to his loved ones. In the tradition of bestselling memoirs like The Railway Man, Lucky Johnny is an inspirational tale of survival against the odds.

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