A Rare Individual

JOHNNY BRUNT VC: PART I

Although still a schoolboy in 1939, Johnny Brunt was destined to become one of Britain’s most formidable soldiers. In the first of a two-part feature, Steve Snelling charts the beginnings of a superlative combat career

COMMISSIONED INTO THE SHERWOOD FORESTERS, BRUNT’S ENTIRE COMBAT CAREER WAS SPENT WITH THE 6TH BATTALION, THE LINCOLNSHIRE REGIMENT
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The steep descent began in the cold, early hours of a winter’s morning. Following a rough path, a heavily armed, 21-strong raiding party snaked along the rock-strewn route which their commander had come to know so well.

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