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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic.,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)As someone who has grown up around the Army most of my life and actually joined The Grenadier Guards in July of last year (before leaving and then reapplying) I suppose I've always somewhat taken the Army lifestyle for granted. It's hard for people to relate to what soldier's, in particular from an Infantry Battalion, go through on tour even from someone telling you first hand. This documentary excels at conveying the grueling experience that they undertake. I have met Pte Matt Stringer (1 Royal Anglian, first episode) several times before this was first shown, as he knew my ex-boss quite well, and also one of the Grenadiers from episode 2 (the bloke dancing when the NV camera is on-he was my section commander at ITC Catterick), and for me this makes the programme even more real in my eyes. With some pretty astounding and never before seen footage, straight through a camera lens on the helmet of the worlds finest combat troops, I would highly recommend anyone who is interested in this sort of thing, or the British Army or documentaries in general, to buy this series whether you've see it before or not.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Bravery,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)This is one of the ultimate Afghanistan conflict dvds on a par with Ross Kemp series. The moment the troops strap those cameras on you are in there urging them on, almost shouting at the tv "take cover". The series doesn't go overboard in glorifying the situation but this is a warts and all dvd. It is very graphic and shows the tragic side when sadly some of our troops are killed. Yes it's war and it happens but still you can't help but feel awesome respect for the boys and girls out there and when I say boys and girls some are only 20 ish.
Watching this series leaves you in no doubt that there is a bitter war going on and thankfully our troops will be home soon. This certainly is in your face and is no different than watching the troops going over the top in WW1. An amazing documentary on our amazing Armed Forces who show courage, determination and tremendous comradeship that is the envy of the world. Wishing them all a safe tour and swift time before they come home.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD BBC "Our War",
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)Einen Teil der Serie sah ich im TV und war neugierig auf den Rest. Sehr gut gemacht, man hört nur die Ansichten der Soldaten. Damit hat BBC wieder einmal den hohen Standard bewiesen, den es seit Jahren hat.
Die DVD kam ausgesprochen pünktlich an, in haltbarer Verpackung. Danke!
5.0 out of 5 stars definitley recommend,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)a a truly moving documentary. A real insight into what our troops have to go through on a daily basis.
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)I have watched this series a couple of times now and it is still as powerful as the first time. This series is the Afghanistan conflict as it happened for the group of soldiers in each episode. It shows the fun times and the truly awful times without any interference from a reporter or film maker. This DVD is well worth watching.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)It is a good series but there is only three episodes. Not really worth the price.
Those boys had it tough in Helmand Province, 'Lest we forget'.
5.0 out of 5 stars our war,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)brillant. Showing what its like to be in combat.I dare anyone not to be moved by this dvd.Brillantly made and narrated
5.0 out of 5 stars Touching and Powerful,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)Bought this after watching the series on television. Put together perfectly, shows the human side and sacrifice made without over dramatization and using film (which is astonishing and dramatic without the need for added affects) captured by the soldiers whilst on tour. Well done BBC.
5.0 out of 5 stars Our War,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)I bought DVD after seeing this documentary ages ago. It is a big eye opener on what the British Forces are doing in Afgananistan and what it is like out there for the soldier's. It is a must see! probably the best documentary I've ever seen.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Our War,
This review is from: Our War [DVD] (DVD)It does not really matter which regiment does it? They are all in harms way and seem to spend an abnormal amount of time up to their nuts in ditches while under fire. They do a good job and the DVD reflects this. Let them all come home soon and in one piece.
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Our War [DVD] by Bruce Goodison (DVD - 2011)