Wounded – For the first time, the Ministry Of Defence has allowed television cameras to follow wounded soldiers from the moment they are flown back to the UK, right the way through their treatment at Selly Oak hospital and its Defence Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.
With enormous public interest in the medical care given to injured soldiers, this unique film explores the reality behind the headlines when British soldiers are reported “very seriously wounded” in Afghanistan.
In particular, Wounded follows the journeys of two men: a 19-year-old Ranger who, in July 2008, had his right leg blown off and his eyes badly burnt by an improvised explosive device; and a 24-year-old Lance Corporal, who lost three limbs after moving a booby-trapped sandbag.
Unconscious and watched by their families, these soldiers fight for their lives… but surviving their injuries is just the beginning.
TX: Autumn 2009