The Junior Officers Reading Club

In a vivid and intimate memoire, Hennessey recounts his four-year term in the British Army, from fledgling lieutenant to battle-hardened captain. How he went into battle with bandanas and shades, and Penguin Classics in his pocket. The story starts at the end, with the bullets flying in Afghanistan.

First Broadcast:

Monday - Friday, 22nd-26th June 2009 at 09:45 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer & Reader: Patrick Hennessey
Abridger: Pete Nichols
Broadcast Assistant: Sarah Tombling
Sound Engineer: Jon Calver
Producer: Karen Rose
Music: Last Train Home by Lost Prophets, Mirage Bedouin by Thomas Newman, Raining Oil by Thomas Newman, Pink Mist by Thomas Newman, For Whom The Bell Tolls by Metallica, 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton, British Grenadiers (Quick March) by Grenadier Guards, Jarhead by Thomas Newman, Men 5 Camels by Thomas Newman & Rehab by Amy Winehouse

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