As 19-year-old Andy arrives at Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham he is still heavily sedated.
“You’re doing absolutely smashing,” the nurses reassure him.
blatant lie. Andy’s right leg was blown off, his eyes were so badly
burned he is blind. After infection sets in, doctors are forced to
amputate his other leg, too.
Another of the 65 British
casualties seriously injured in Afghanistan last year is Tom Neathway,
who lost both legs and an arm to an Improvised Explosive Device.
His spirit is incredible. “I’d rather it happened to me than to one of my mates and they got killed,” he says.
is the first time that the MoD has let a film crew follow a soldier’s
treatment and rehabilitation, and film-maker Sara Hardy hasn’t
squandered the opportunity.
Her film is unflinching, horrific and unbearably tragic."Absolutely engrossing....
Tom Neathway is and should be an inspiration to all
A truly remarkable human being...On a side note, Andy Allens ( pictured ) mum seems a selfish cold woman, far more concerned by her own problems with his injuries than she is of him himself....
Ta TW for the sig.