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Barefoot soldier : the amazing true story of courage under fire

By: Beharry, Johnson

0751538795 / 9780751538793
Paperback
956.7'0443'092
21/05/2007
Stock expected by 15/12/2019
England
20 cm 434 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: 2006.

As I pull myself out of the hatch four or five rounds ricochet off the front of the Warrior.

My God, some bastard is targeting me. I drop back down into my seat. My hands are shaking. My breath is coming in short gasps. If I sprint through the bullets and throw myself over the barrier, I say to myself, I'll be safe ' During a series of explosive operations in Iraq, Private Johnson Beharry carried out two acts of outstanding heroism, saving the lives of thirty men.

In the second action, a rocket-propelled grenade exploded inches from his head, yet he managed to drive out of the ambush before collapsing.

Nobody thought he would survive. Amazingly, he did pull through, becoming the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years.

From a childhood of grinding poverty in Grenada to his remarkable road to recovery, this is his incredible story.

BIC:

1FBQ Iraq, 3JMC c 2000 to c 2010, BGHA Autobiography: historical, political & military, HBJF1 Middle Eastern history, HBLX 21st century history: from c 2000 -

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