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An elite Combat Rescue team of the US Air Force, rescue wounded American or Allied forces in lethal danger. Pararescuemen, or PJs, return to the front lines of Afghanistan and East Europe ... See full summary »
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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.
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Career Journalist Mike Boettcher takes his son to the war zone in Afghanistan, covering U.S. Combat Troops on the front lines. What starts out as an effort to reconnect with his son, becomes a remarkable true story and fight for survival for all.Written by
Mike and Carlos Boettcher originally did not want their journey to be part of the film. They only wanted to tell the stories of the Army, Marine, Air Force and Navy units they were embedded with for almost two years. They were the only father-son conflict journalist team to ever do this type of long term embedded in a war zone and became the only father-son team to win two Emmys for the work that is the basis of part of the film. The Co-Directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud convinced them their story and journey was critical to the heart of the story. See more »
For those of us who are civilians, this is as close as we're going to get combat. Considering what you'll see, that's still almost too close.
This is a war documentary, not a war movie. I sincerely appreciate that it's on the big screen and not Discovery Channel or the former Military Channel. It has that "Iraq Diaries: Alpha Company" vibe to it...with a bit more danger. I'm also reminded of Sean Parnell's "Outlaw Platoon" memoir.
I'm glad I saw it, but it weighs heavy.
As an Army daughter, Navy wife, and Marine mother, I have the utmost respect for our Armed Forces. This documentary also shares my respect.
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