Freedom fighters

Here is the story of Private Johnson Beharry whose remarkable courage and bravery in Iraq earned him the first VC to be awarded since the Falklands war.

I concur with the Guardian leader today:

The story of the Grenada-born soldier’s acts of bravery is extraordinary, whatever your view of the war in Iraq itself. His double rescue of his comrades, both times under intense fire, is a classic VC tale. It touches nerves with which earlier eras were more generally at ease than some people are today. But this surely challenges our own era to think about heroism afresh. A British hero? Let’s at least try the idea for size.

While there is much talk about modern technology in warfare The Telegraph has a report on British soilders taking on the ‘resistance’ in what could be called an ‘old school’ manner.