Wounded - BBC 1

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Anyone else watching this? Kids having limbs blown off and one of them is about to become a father.

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yeah. very humbling. i take my hat off to these guys and also to anyone in any war (past or present).

nikkib123;6376996

I could not watch it, sky plus-ing it for OH though.



i couldnt watch it.. cus i dont like the idea of our troops coming back hurt. like i said b4 they dont deserve to be there

a friend of mine has her 2 sons in Afganhistan. my son is only 7 and he says he wants to be in the army (I'm dreading it when he's older!) but like my friend, i would have immense pride but dread!

yeah....dont have an opinion on the whole war thing...I dont know enough about it to say something and not sound like a prat who doesnt know what their talking about...but I really really hope these fellas arent going through this for nothing (doubt it but hey...). I really feel for the guy whose now blind with no legs :x really puts things in proportion!

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nikkib123;6376996

I could not watch it, sky plus-ing it for OH though.



It's upsetting viewing seeing young kids having their lives ruined. It's so utterly pointless.

melmorc;6377064

a friend of mine has her 2 sons in Afganhistan. my son is only 7 and he … a friend of mine has her 2 sons in Afganhistan. my son is only 7 and he says he wants to be in the army (I'm dreading it when he's older!) but like my friend, i would have immense pride but dread!



My brother said he wanted to go in the army when he was younger...he wudda gone in just before the war started....the only reason he didnt is because me and my mum were in pieces when he told us....soooooooo glad he didnt.....but also kinda guilty that someone else may have in theory taken his place....keep reminding myself they chose to be in the army....and ultimate respect to them for that

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melmorc;6377064

a friend of mine has her 2 sons in Afganhistan. my son is only 7 and he … a friend of mine has her 2 sons in Afganhistan. my son is only 7 and he says he wants to be in the army (I'm dreading it when he's older!) but like my friend, i would have immense pride but dread!



If you don't mind me asking, why?

Every one of them is a Hero.

FilthAndFurry;6377150

If you don't mind me asking, why?

He's 7 for gods sake............kids of that age want to be pilots, astronauts, soldiers, firemen. They want to be hero's and good guys. You ever heard a 7 year old say they want to work in admin.........

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melipona;6377193

Every one of them is a Hero.



I think the media and public using labels like that hides the reality - they're kids with their lives ruined, no different from anyone else.

We can't just say they're 'heroes' and believe they'll miraculously cope.

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gari189;6377247

He's 7 for gods sake............kids of that age want to be pilots, … He's 7 for gods sake............kids of that age want to be pilots, astronauts, soldiers, firemen. They want to be hero's and good guys. You ever heard a 7 year old say they want to work in admin.........



I didn't ask you. I asked why that particular seven year old wanted to be a soldier.

FilthAndFurry;6377255

I didn't ask you. I asked why that particular seven year old wanted to be … I didn't ask you. I asked why that particular seven year old wanted to be a soldier.


ooooooooohhhh I'll get my handbag

Or shall we get a seven year old on to "explain" himself....

FilthAndFurry;6377150

If you don't mind me asking, why?



he loves history as a subject and is very interested in WWII and researches all the facts. He says he wants to be a tank driver. He is only 7 so maybe he'll "grow out of it"?
My hubbie and I don't have any relations in the army so not really sure how he latched on to the army thing.

FilthAndFurry;6377248

I think the media and public using labels like that hides the reality - … I think the media and public using labels like that hides the reality - they're kids with their lives ruined, no different from anyone else.We can't just say they're 'heroes' and believe they'll miraculously cope.



Each one of them has risked life and limb in the service of their country and in an endevour to help people they don't know. Thats a Hero to me.

They demonstrate a fortitude and strength which I can only respect. War is a s**t thing that we humans do. We all know harming one another isn't the answer, but history has shown the harsh reality, is it takes this sacrifice by brave souls to allow the peace makers to get their a***s in gear. Lets hope this happens soon.

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melipona;6377441

Each one of them has risked life and limb in the service of their country … Each one of them has risked life and limb in the service of their country and in an endevour to help people they don't know. Thats a Hero to me.They demonstrate a fortitude and strength which I can only respect. War is a s**t thing that we humans do. We all know harming one another isn't the answer, but history has shown the harsh reality, is it takes this sacrifice by brave souls to allow the peace makers to get their a***s in gear. Lets hope this happens soon.



I personally think that by calling them heros we risk portraying them as 7ft Herculean behemoths when in reality they're normal kids in extraordinary situations.

The sad reality is that throughout history we seem to love finding an excuse to send young people to die for the entertainment of old, rich men.

Respect to the determination and courage shown by these ppl, not wallowing in self pity but having the strength of character to get on with their lives :thumbsup:

treble99;6378070

Respect to the determination and courage shown by these ppl, not … Respect to the determination and courage shown by these ppl, not wallowing in self pity but having the strength of character to get on with their lives :thumbsup:



Yeh gota agree with this. Though I find it depressing, going to a war not many ppl believe in. Infact most soldiers prob dont agree with it, yet they get on and do their job.
shouldnt be there in the first place

treble99;6378070

Respect to the determination and courage shown by these ppl, not … Respect to the determination and courage shown by these ppl, not wallowing in self pity but having the strength of character to get on with their lives :thumbsup:



a very good post :thumbsup:

most of us moan & groan about the siliest things in life, but what these guys have gone through & have to get through is truly moving.

lil_tiger;6377074

yeah....dont have an opinion on the whole war thing...I dont know enough … yeah....dont have an opinion on the whole war thing...I dont know enough about it to say something and not sound like a prat who doesnt know what their talking about...but I really really hope these fellas arent going through this for nothing (doubt it but hey...). I really feel for the guy whose now blind with no legs :x really puts things in proportion!



think you mean perspective :thumbsup:

Heart breaking ........... I don't think any young pup signs up thinking this is what might happen.

Soldiers, heroic, or idiotic? I certainly wouldn't do it.

I guess it was just me who was suppressing giggles when the other bloke with one arm kept falling over?

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peodude;6378908

Soldiers, heroic, or idiotic? I certainly wouldn't do it.



I wouldn't either.

These soldiers chose to be there, it's a pointless war, all to do with £, politics and power.

The civilians who get blown up, injured killed, as part of the 'war' some who are children have not chosen to be there.

I wouldnt be able to fight for something that is solely to do with money and power, it's the politicians who are to be blamed here, who are putting lives at risk for the wrong reasons
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