The war in Afghanistan can always be a hard topic to approach, normally it isn’t raised in everyday conversation because the average member of the general public either doesn’t know the latest news or would rather stay away from the topic. The closest we can get to the truth is either what we are fed by the media or if we have a friend or family member serving on the front line. Until now!…
We all have heard of good old Ross Kemp and his documentaries, in this case – “Ross Kemp in Afghanistan” and “Ross Kemp Return to Afghanistan”
But in “Our War” the commentary isn’t by a reporter, you don’t hear the reporter and the camera man panicking when in certain situations, everything is brought to you by the soldiers involved, which in turn enhances the documentary and brings it to a new level.
With the use of a helmet mounted camera on soldier’s helmets they have been able to record their experiences and how they live on a day to day basis whilst serving on the front line.
Until now the Ministry of Defense have kept this footage for security purposes, but with the permission of the soldiers involved, this powerful and uncensored footage has now released to the BBC for a documentary series to mark the 10 year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan.
I cannot begin to explain the footage I have seen so far, and I highly recommend this documentary series to anybody who is interested in our brave men and women serving on the front line.
If you don’t want to jump into the documentary part way through please feel free to watch episode one on the iPlayer by simply Clicking Here
Please Note: Episode One is only available on the Iplayer until 9:09PM Tue, 28 Jun 2011