10 (Mountain Medics) Combat SH on Nat Geographic

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  1. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Just wondered if anyone else caught this hour programme 03/09/2007 on NG.

    Showed them in action for their tour of duty, which to say the very least - was intense. Some of the footage was straight out of "Medicine in Vietnam", that famous old medic video.

    They were in the recieving room 90% of their shift and treated every manner of possible of injury and from both sides of the conflict. All very modest from the CO to the SPC's.

    Great job done, and a credit to the military medical services worldwide.
  2. Was watching it inbetween switching to Guns For Hire about 'Private Security Contractors' in Iraq.........
  3. Worth watching,
    A bit "stars and stripes" in places but thought provoking too, especially the image of a young girl shot in the head by her brother.
    In true digital fashion it is on again National Geographic wed 05/09 2200hrs Combat Hospital.
    Wee man.
  4. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Worth a watch.
  5. Watched Combat Hospital last night, after Guns for hire. Very interesting and well made documentry. Yes, a little 'Oraah!' But intense viewing, little girl and soldier being told there to lose there leg, hearing there crys etc..

    There was a suppliment with the sunday mail about the British combat hospital. Made good reading.
  6. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Yep, saw that , and that for a change was some good jounalism.
  7. Yeah watched that too. Was quite good actually.
    Can't believe that 14 year old shot his lil sis in the head (even if it was accidentally).
    Guns For Hire was good as well. My cousin did that job for a while after he left the army, made a mint from it.
  8. Medicine in vietnam lol that brings back some memories !!!

    got shown it at Keogh back in 1986 and the full screw "geordie" warned us sprogs that it was quite graphic and had a paper bag in case anyone needed to chuck up ....

    it got to the bit with the bloke mullered by a landmine and one guy sprinted out the room , hand over face and retching . Cpl ran out the room after him and then 3 mins later whilst we were all pissing ourselfs came back in with a paperbag full of "vomit" , and then proceeded to eat it lol

    which in turn caused one bloke to sprint out the room puking !!

    (it wasn't real vomit .....was vegtable soup - a pre-arranged wind up )
  9. A good programme, they are worth their weight in gold the front line medical services. It was sad to learn that the young soldier who was worried about losing his arm and leg died 3 weeks later back in the states. The soldier who was on his second visit to the trauma unit on the same 12 month tour! As stated by the doctor he was a hero. Well worth watching just to learn how IED's etc can seriously f*ck you up.
  10. Are there copies still floating about like?