Title: Barefoot Soldier – Johnson Beharry VC
Author: McNab, Andy
Condition: Near Mint – Some foxing to page block.
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2007
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 434 pages
Comments: The remarkable life story of Johnson Beharry, from Grenadian poverty to being awarded the Victoria Cross and becoming a national hero, an utterly compelling story that will inspire this and future generations.
‘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.