Kajaki Dam 2006. A company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy. A dried-out river bed, and under every step the possibility of an anti-personnel mine. A mine that could cost you your leg - or your life.
In September 2006, a 3 man patrol of Paras sets off from their outpost overlooking Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan, to engage the Taliban. As they make their way across a dried out river bed one of them steps on a mine left from the Russian intervention some 25 years before. His colleagues rush to his aid only to find they are surrounded by mines and every move threatens serious injury or death.Written by
Andrew de Lotbiniere
When the initial patrol approach the minefield, an SA80 rifle is seen with both the SUSAT sight fitted and the Iron Sights Fore Sight also fitted. This is incorrect, if the rifle has a SUSAT sight, the Iron Sight Fore Sight is always removed. See more »
After the song is heard in the credits, the soundtrack changes to a recording of radio communications of an action in Afghanistan. See more »
This movie once it gets going, it really gets crazy! I will say the first 30 or so minutes were VERY slow, and I was on the verge of being bored...but I'm very glad I stuck it out, because once it gets moving ...it never lets up.
The carnage is very realistic, and the reaction of the men feels very authentic as well.
It's very intense, and it shows the bravery of these men.
We all owe our respect to these men, far too often we forget that we didn't go into Iraq alone, right or wrong (reason for going) England, and a few others stuck by us and went to fight in a war that wasn't their war. We owe them our thanks.
This film is unlike any other as there is almost no, actually I don't think there is any firefights, but it's action packed in a way that isn't a popcorn flick.
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