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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (62 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Johnson Beharry Narrator: Damian Lynch Publisher: Hachette Audio UK Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A story of extreme valour.Johnson Beharry was born in 1979 in Grenada as one of eight children, living in a two-bedroom hut, surviving on meagre meals of beans and rice, and walking barefoot, three miles to school. In 1999 he scraped together the airfare for England and joined the Prince of Wales' Royal Regiment. He served six months in Kosovo, three months in Northern Ireland, and then went to Iraq.

On 1 May 2004, Beharry helped assist a foot patrol caught in a series of ambushes. His vehicle was hit by multiple rocket-propelled grenades, but he drove through the ambush and extracted his wounded colleagues from the vehicle, all the time exposed to further enemy fire. He was cited on this occasion for valour of the highest order.

While back on duty on 11 June 2004, a rocket-propelled grenade hit Beharry's vehicle, incapacitating his commander and injuring several of the crew. Despite his very serious head injuries, Beharry took control of his vehicle and drove it out of the ambush area before losing consciousness. He required brain surgery for his head injuries, and he was still recovering when he was awarded the Victoria Cross in March 2005. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sneh | 1/12/2013

    " I am taking pride in the fact he is Bi-hari! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Velvetink | 6/14/2012

    " Yeah! I liked Johnson Beharry (Bee) very much. An unassuming likeable & simple guy who truly deserved his VC. Read it. Educational in that before this I had not known much about Grennada, in the Caribbean. A very accessible war biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/29/2012

    " I'm normally not a fan of biographies/autobiographies but this isn't bad. It's a good read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bronwyn | 12/25/2011

    " This was a great book. On reflection, I think 3 things got Johnson through: values that he kept in the back of his mind, people that supported him, and the understanding that choices lead to consequences. "

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