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Barefoot soldier : a story of extreme valour, Johnson Beharry with Nick Cook

Label
Barefoot soldier : a story of extreme valour
Title
Barefoot soldier
Title remainder
a story of extreme valour
Statement of responsibility
Johnson Beharry with Nick Cook
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On 18 March 2005, Johnson Beharry, a private with the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, received Britain's highest award for gallantry. He became the first living recipient of the Victoria Cross for nearly forty years." "Born a world away, in an isolated village on the Caribbean island of Grenada, Johnson forged his instincts for survival against a backdrop of grinding poverty. One of eight children, with a volatile, alcoholic father, he grew up in a tiny wooden shack, never knowing what challenges the next day would bring." "With encouragement from his beloved gran, he dreamed of a better life, of a place where he 'could make something of himself'. But arriving in England at the age of nineteen, he discovered that his new home offered just as many dangers. To escape a life that was sliding out of control, he decided to enlist with the British Army." "The driver of a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle, Johnson Beharry carried out two acts of outstanding heroism during a series of explosive operations in southern Iraq and, in doing so, saved the lives of thirty of his companions. He was just twenty-four years old. In the second action, a rocket-propelled grenade exploded six inches from his head, and yet he managed to reverse his vehicle out of the ambush zone before collapsing. Nobody thought he would survive." "Against all odds, he emerged from his coma, was evacuated to the UK and endured a series of complex operations to remove shrapnel and bone shards from his brain. Then he began his most painful and remarkable journey of all - the journey to recovery."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
956.70443092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Barefoot soldier : a story of extreme valour, Johnson Beharry with Nick Cook
Label
Barefoot soldier : a story of extreme valour, Johnson Beharry with Nick Cook
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0709/2007386493.html
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
452518
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780316733212
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP452518
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  • (Uk)013511598
  • (BNAtoc)B5787115

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