When Our Boys Came Home

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    Tomorrow on BBC2
    When Our Boys Came Home

    Quote from radio times website
    " When politicians talk about "our gallant servicemen and women", it's easy to forget the harsh reality. In this starkly powerful film, three soldiers who came back from the Iraq war alive but injured tell their stories. Albert Thomson lost a leg; Daniel Twiddy had severe facial injuries and burns over his body; and Richard Turner, a sergeant major in the Royal Marines, suffered a nervous breakdown. To hear them speak is to have the experience of war brought vividly to life - more than any amount of news footage. "You can't hear, you can't see," says Twiddy of being hit by friendly fire from a tank. "You've got bits of flesh hanging off your body. For people to say you're going to be all right, it's hard to believe them." Director Peter Gordon does a superb job of drawing out three heroic if damaged characters. It's a raw, unflinching programme, but essential viewing."
  2. chrisg46

    chrisg46 LE Book Reviewer

    thanks for that, will be watching