Fighting on the Frontline

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War Documentary hosted by Joel Beckett, published by Channel 4 in 2011 - English narration

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Troops reveal the inside story of what it's really like fighting on a tour of duty in Afghanistan today. Filmed on and off the battlefield, each episode follows the story of a group of Servicemen and women fighting the war from three unique perspectives: on foot, in the air and from behind the wheel of armoured vehicles.

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The documentary crew follow the Apache attack helicopter pilots in a war zone. For the first time they speak in detail about a job that until now has been shrouded in secrecy. Fighting on the Frontline strips away formality with shockingly candid interviews, deploying the no-holds-barred humour of the troops. In episode one, Apache attack helicopter crews are filmed as they take the fight to the enemy in Helmand Province.

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Cameras follow the soldiers in Afghanistan who take the fight to the enemy on board the British Army's latest armoured vehicle: the Warthog. This heavy, tracked armoured vehicle can fight in places where other military vehicles cannot. The crews call it 'combat caravanning', spending weeks at a time out on patrol in the deserts and main river valley of Helmand.

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This episode follows infantry soldiers, or 'bullet-catchers' as they call themselves. These troops are never more than 500 metres from the enemy, living in a world where injury and death are an occupational hazard. In just a few months, three of the 16 soldiers based on a small compound on the frontline of Helmand Province are seriously injured: one by an IED, one by gunshot wound to the neck and one by a grenade. It's a stark reminder of the risks they face each time they set outside the wire on foot patrol.

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 20 (2648 Kbps average)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1
  • Video Resolution: 1024x576
  • Audio Codec: HE-AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps ABR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 59 mins
  • Framerate: 25FPS
  • Number of Parts: 3
  • Part Size: 937 MB (average)
  • Source: HDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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