WorldCat Identities

Sherwood, Johnny

Overview
Works: 2 works in 9 publications in 1 language and 195 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D805.J3, 940.547252092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Johnny Sherwood
 
Most widely held works by Johnny Sherwood
Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai Death Camps by Johnny Sherwood( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. 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 likeThe Railway Man, Lucky Johnny is an inspirational tale of survival against the odds."--Publisher's description
Lucky Johnny : the footballer who survived the River Kwai death camps by Johnny Sherwood( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1938 Johnny Sherwood was a young professional footballer on the brink of an England career. By 1942 he was a soldier surrendering to the Japanese at the siege of Singapore. He was sent to a POW camp, where he was forced to build the notorious "railway of death" on the River Kwai. Johnny kept spirits up with tales of his footballing past, even organising matches until they became too weak. 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. In the tradition of bestselling memoirs like The Railway Man, Lucky Johnny is an inspirational tale of survival against the odds
 
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.77 (from 0.76 for Lucky John ... to 0.77 for Lucky John ...)

Alternative Names
Sherwood, Henry William

Sherwood, "Lucky Johnny", 1913-1985

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