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PostSubject: Wounded - BBC1 - UK.   Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:59 pm





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.
A
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.
This
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....



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PostSubject: Re: Wounded - BBC1 - UK.   Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:03 pm

Yep watching it, shame ruddy news interrupted it. What a wicked sense of humour some had, given their situations. Then I've heard that is often the case.
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PostSubject: Re: Wounded - BBC1 - UK.   Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:52 am

Watched this last night and cried like a baby cry

What a very upsetting and powerful documentary.

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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....

There was something about her that I didn't like but I wouldn't go as far as that mate, everyone deals with things in different ways, and with there being cameras being there would make anyone act different.


I would recommend everyone watch this and see for themselves and see what these poor guys have to go through. They are the forgotten people IMHO, the ones no one ever hears about.

Its very sad when you hear that a soldier has lost their life in battle but the story of the soldiers that have been injured is just as sad or maybe even sadder.

After watching it I felt that for all the shit I have went through in my life, it aint a patch on what these soldiers have had and will have to live with for the rest of their life.

They are a true inspiration to all.
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