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Winner of four Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill)! The 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)--the U.S. Army's premier ... See full summary »

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Winner of four Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill)! The 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)--the U.S. Army's premier medical facility in Iraq and formerly one of Saddam Hussein's elite hospitals--is the setting for this unforgettable documentary that puts a human face on the war's cold casualty statistics. Directed by Emmy(R)-winner Jon Alpert (HBO's 'One Year in a Life of Crime'), the film profiles the doctors and nurses at the 86th who fight to save wounded soldiers who are Medevaced (helicoptered) in on a numbingly routine basis. In addition to capturing the drama of victims and caregivers in the ER, the film provides vivid frontline rescue footage with the 54th Medical Company Air Ambulance Team along with tension-filled scenes of soldiers patrolling what is considered the most dangerous road in the world: the five-mile highway from the Baghdad Airport to the CSH. Written by Anonymous

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Should be required viewing
3 June 2006 | by (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Most people think they know whats going on in Iraq and Afghanistan because they watch CNN. I was like that too. No matter how hard you try you can't turn simple numbers (17000+ injured; 2100+ dead) into reality.

This documentary will show you what it's REALLY like, without pulling any punches. You'll have a new respect for veterans and present soldiers alike. Respect that we all should have already, except that the truth is hidden from us by the media and the government. Take your blinders off and watch the truth. You won't regret it.

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