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Soldiers

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A History of Men in Battle Presented by Frederick Forsyth Experience of War
'If everybody could be in war just one day and see the reality of it, I think that would change a lot of attitudes towards war.' So comments a Vietnam veteran in tonight's programme, the last in the series, which focuses throughout on the attitudes, reactions and sensations of the ordinary fighting soldier. What is it like to have to kill, to see your best friend killed beside you, to participate in an all-out battle? How is it that enemies can sometimes become, if only briefly, the best of friends? How do soldiers cope - or not cope - with the pressures of a long campaign? How do men who have fought assess the impact of that experience on their lives? Survivors from a wide range of wars give their views and tell their remarkable and often moving stories.
Written by RICHARD HOLMES Photography
IAN STONE, MARTIN PATMORE Film editor PAULINE DYKES Producer MALCOLM BROWN Series producer JOHN GAU
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Presented By: Frederick Forsyth
Written By: Richard Holmes
Editor: Pauline Dykes
Producer: Malcolm Brown

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