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Last Night, Another Soldier ...

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Tuesday's Documentary
Two hundred and thirty-six soldiers have been killed in Ulster since the emergency began in 1969. But very little has been heard publicly about the thoughts and feelings of the ordinary serviceman.
Tonight's film covers three weeks in the life of eight riflemen bound for a routine four-month tour of duty in Belfast. How do they feel about patrolling hostile streets - knowing they may be shot? 'I'm terrified, but I don'like to show it. You think you might get shot, but you don'actually think you'll be killed. If I die, I die-the only thing that worries me is to be turned into a cabbage.'
The film begins at a secret training area where the men are learning the techniques of coping with an urban guerrilla war - the first time the Army have permitted photography in so sensitive a zone. The film ends in a make-shift barracks close to Belfast's 'Hijack Corner,' where the same men have to put these techniques into practice on either side of the ' Peace Line.'
Film cameraman NICK GIFFORD Film editor PETER EVANS Producer ROGER MILLS Director ERIC DAVIDSON

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Editor: Peter Evans
Director: Eric Davidson

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Last Night, Another Soldier ...

BBC One London, 4 December 1973 21.25






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