A hard hitting ITV series that follows Royal Marines recruits from day one of training, through 32 weeks of the longest and hardest military training in the world and then to the front line in Afghanistan. A modern classic.
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Royal Marine "machine" Commandos
9 December 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The hardest military training on Earth, 32 weeks with the Royal Marine Commandos. Where just making it as an original is a huge task, back trooped recruits or medical discharges make for great viewing, as Chris Terrill drags us along for the ride.

This Documentary gives a new meaning for the term "elite" and makes you want to go jogging or push yourself in the gym, thinking if you could keep up with these machines. After passing out they head straight to Afghanistan under fire on the front lines. Terrill's personal film making really makes us feel and relate, civilian or military to the camaraderie and bonding between these recruits.


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