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Old 23-09-2009, 22:32   #1
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Wounded: BBC1 23rd August

Anybody else catch this?

I thought it was one of the most powerful and moving documentaries I have ever seen. Riveting viewing, got quite emotional at times just watching it.

Edit: Just Googled it and it seems that it may have only been shown on BBC NI? If that's the case, it's a shame. Should be compulsory viewing for everyone.



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Old 23-09-2009, 23:16   #2
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It was on here - saw it and thought it was excellent, though difficult at times, viewing.
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I watched this too, hadn't seen it advertised just switched to BBC1 at the right time to catch the start.

Glad i did, excellent show really felt for those 2 guys, so unnecessary for it to have happened to them. Their determination and positivity was amazing to see.
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I watched the first one and i have the second to watch, really amazing men when you think they have lost so much at a young age. Help the heros is one cause i often give something to. Its sad we need a charity to help injured troops.
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Old 24-09-2009, 07:27   #5
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Compelling viewing, watching Andrew's suffering was particularly hard.
The marked improvement in him when he joined the other squaddies was fantastic.

We hear more about the deceased than the young men whoose battered bodies somehow survive.

More should be done.

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Old 24-09-2009, 21:09   #6
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I almost turned this off as I was really getting disturbed by their injuries, but I kept with it to show my respect.

Came out of it thinking of the cowards who plant mines and IEDs, and what soldiers must go through having the thought in the back of their mind of setting such devices off even doing activities such as having lunch
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It's available on iPlayer for anyone who missed it.
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It makes the "how to remove image from mind" thread seem a wee bit daft doesn't it, anyone still got the image of the other young mans hand (or what was left before amputation) still in their mind.

Absolute admiration for these young men.
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I almost turned this off as I was really getting disturbed by their injuries, but I kept with it to show my respect.

Came out of it thinking of the cowards who plant mines and IEDs, and what soldiers must go through having the thought in the back of their mind of setting such devices off even doing activities such as having lunch
It is very hard to see it as anything other than cowards that plant this bombs are scum, more so as ex army but they only have that weapon to fight with, in a stright fight they get smashed but ground and air. its created a war where most injured troops suffer loss of limbs not bullet wounds. Question is where and how will it end.
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I missed the first 10 mins or so, but sat through the rest - very good and very moving. So glad they managed to collect their medals, and for that lad to see his kid.
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