Viewing Entry - All in my stride (B5917) by Harris, Richard.
All in my stride : John Gilmour's story : Changi to world champion
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Biography. Biography. World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese. World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Australian. Runners (Sports) -- Australia -- Biography. Track and field athletes -- Australia -- Biography.
VisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
All In My Stride tells of John Gilmour's early days living in a group settlement in the South West of Western Australia, the struggle for survival during the Great Depression, enlistment in the Army as a fit young man, and his coming to terms with major damage to his eyesight through malnutrition in Changi gaol. Worse was to come - nightmare years as a slave labourer in Japan. On his subsequent return to Japan as a world champion veteran athlete he received the respect of his rivals and honours from authorities. Richard Harris wrote John Gilmour's story as a message of hope to people of all ages everywhere - to have a vision, to keep going, and to take setbacks in one's stride.