Kajaki Movie

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Kajaki Movie

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Kajaki Movie - 5 Stars: A Must See Experience

Like most people with military experience I find conventional war films a bit irritating – Implausible plot lines and ridiculous dialogue along with inaccurate uniforms and weapons tend to detract from the overall ‘artistic’ impression. The recently released movie Kajaki – the true story is, in my opinion, the exception to this general trend, and an important contribution to the national mood of reflection on the Afghan conflict.

Directed by Paul...
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Mr_Fingerz

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At the top right of your screen, you'll fin the search button.
 

Bad CO

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Can we all calm down please. This was emailed to us by the author and I published it in our reviews section. What this means is that days after the original thread has vanished then the review will still be available and also likely to be found by anyone using google.

Publishing reviews automatically creates a thread for discussion which is why a new thread. If it bothers you that much then there is nothing to stop you ignoring it .......
 

AlienFTM

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What this means is that days after the original thread has vanished then the review will still be available and also likely to be found by anyone using google.

Ah, but:
Didn't fancy the original thread then?
What that means is that after the original thread has vanished, the review, which will still be available and likely to be found by anyone using google, will contain a link to the original thread.
 
Bloody COs come along with a sensible head. Can't leave us to have a decent moan an a Friday afternoon because we are area cleaning.

How does it go?

"The beatings will continue until morale improves"

;)

Changing the subject slightly -

"The beatings will continue until morale improves" - reminds me of this bit on a web site about German fighter tactics during the Battle of Britain in 1940...

The Bf 110's most successful method of attack was the "bounce" from above. When attacked, Zerstörergruppen increasingly resorted to forming large "defensive circles", where each Bf 110 guarded the tail of the aircraft ahead of it. Göring ordered that they be renamed "offensive circles" in a vain bid to improve rapidly declining morale.

I'll bet the name change made all the difference...

:)

Rodney2q
 

Auld-Yin

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Ah, but:


What that means is that after the original thread has vanished, the review, which will still be available and likely to be found by anyone using google, will contain a link to the original thread.
You must be a bundle of fun at your Company Smoker or more likely Old Boys Association do's.
 
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Kajaki Movie

Like most people with military experience I find conventional war films a bit irritating – Implausible plot lines and ridiculous dialogue along with inaccurate uniforms and weapons tend to detract from the overall ‘artistic’ impression. The recently released movie Kajaki – the true story is, in my opinion, the exception to this general trend, and an important contribution to the national mood of reflection on the Afghan conflict.

Directed by Paul Katis, an accomplished film-maker, in the genre of educational and instructional movies, rather than big screen releases, the film is grittily authentic, right down to the banter between the blokes, the detail on the T shirts and the tattoos.

The incident will be familiar to many – in 2006 a patrol from 3 Para stationed at the Kajaki dam wander inadvertently into a legacy minefield from the soviet era with the inevitable unpleasant consequences. What sets this film apart from the crowd is the complete lack of sanitised pastiche violence and a storyline that sticks as closely as possible to the known facts, having had access and co-operation from the surviving members of the patrol, if not from the MOD itself. The movie scrupulously avoids being drawn into discussions about the controversies of the Afghan campaign and the level of resources supplied to the deployed forces, preferring instead to focus completely on the individual soldiers and the events of the day.

As a surgeon with extensive experience of landline injuries, I was hugely impressed with the level of detail in the depiction and treatment of the injuries and the completely unsentimental depiction of the actions that day. Whilst servicemen and women will be impressed with the attention to detail, some viewers (especially civilians) may find the whole thing a bit shocking – in my view that is no bad thing. Writing in the Sun, Jeremy Clarkson explained that even though he had taken an interest in the Afghan conflict and had been out to see soldiers on deployment, he had absolutely no idea what the reality of battle and injury entailed until he saw the film. I am certain that many civilians and even some serving servicemen will feel the same after seeing the Kajaki movie.

Having been released at the same time as the annual ceremonies of remembrance and, co-incidentally, at the same time as the centenary of the First world war and the drawdown from Afghanistan, it is important to remind the UK population that war is not all about artistic installations...

Read more about this showcase item here...
 

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As a surgeon with extensive experience of landline injuries,

Telephones are more fcuking dangerous than I realised
 

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