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The Resource Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps, Johnny Sherwood and Michael Doe

Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps, Johnny Sherwood and Michael Doe

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Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps
Title
Lucky Johnny
Title remainder
the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps
Statement of responsibility
Johnny Sherwood and Michael Doe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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. This book tells his story
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Sherwood, Johnny
Dewey number
  • 940.5'472'52'092
  • 940.547252092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Doe, Michael
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  • Sherwood, Johnny
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soccer players
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Biography
Label
Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps, Johnny Sherwood and Michael Doe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444790337
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781444790337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps, Johnny Sherwood and Michael Doe
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2014
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781444790337
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9781444790337
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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