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by Harris, Richard.

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TitleAll in my stride : John Gilmour's story : Changi to world champion
Author / Responsible partyHarris, Richard.
TopicsBiography. 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.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]
Volume4 volumes


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.

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System control numberB5917
System NumberB5917
Original Print PublisherCarlisle, W.A. : Hesperian Press, 1999.
Volume Number4 volumes
Volume number/sequential designation4 volumes
Participant or performer noteConnie Craig.
Transcriber nameConnie Craig.