About this book
The extraordinary memoir of Grenadier Guards officer Patrick Hennessey, an acclaimed account of the making of a modern soldier who has faced some of the most violent combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Soldiers who can write are as rare as writers who can strip down a machinegun in forty seconds, but Patrick Hennessey is one of the few' "Sunday Times"
An account of all the horror, boredom and exhilaration of war. It tells the story of how a modern soldier is made, from the testosterone-heavy breeding ground of Sandhurst to the nightmare of Iraq and Afghanistan.