224707 Bullies, 4198 online  
  • Register
Our Sponsors:

Results 1 to 10 of 21
Page 1 of 3 1 23 LastLast
Sponsored Links Spacer Image
  1. Eddie Hardon is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,497

    Posted On:
    6/19/2011 10:42am


     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    BBC "Our War" Afghanistan

    Part 1 of 3. It may be of interest to you States-side. Infantry in Now Zad.

    http://youtu.be/DYvHiDMMtOw
  2. Robstafarian is offline
    Robstafarian's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Chesterfield, VA
    Posts
    1,823

    Posted On:
    6/19/2011 12:40pm


     Style: None

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Thank you very much. Do you have any idea where the other two parts are to be found?
  3. judoka_uk is offline
    judoka_uk's Avatar

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    England
    Posts
    4,618

    Posted On:
    6/19/2011 1:12pm

    Join us... or die
     Style: Judo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Very good series this.

    I was thinking while watching the latest episode how it highlighted somethings about the British army, in particular, the sense of humour of the officer straight out of the public school common room to the deserts of Afghanistan. Also how differently our troops carry themselves when on camera compared to Americans. British troops seem much more relaxed and at ease than Americans who seem to constantly be very earnest and serious and constantly talking about how impressive evrything about them and what they're doing is.

    Its also quite amazing and indeed appaling to think what has probably been recorded on those cameras. People's last moments, devastating injuries, civilian casualties, acts of outstanding bravery and moments of stupidity. Will be a fascinating resource for future historians, we'll probably understand the experienes of life for troops during the Afghan war better than any other war in history.
  4. ty5 is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North of the River Thames
    Posts
    378

    Posted On:
    6/19/2011 1:12pm


     Style: Judo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Do you have any idea where the other two parts are to be found?
    You can watch it on youtube, the 3rd part is not being aired till next week.
    http://youtu.be/nzzhQYGHkmA
  5. Cullion is offline
    Cullion's Avatar

    Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    6,526

    Posted On:
    6/19/2011 1:16pm

    supporting member
     Style: Tai Chi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I watched the BBC documentary on youtube 'The Fallen'. They interview Christopher Gray's mother whilst she's watching the footage of them trying and failing to rescue her son. I'm sure you can imagine how distressed she is.

    It put me off watching stuff like this any more.
    !!RENT SPACE HERE FOR 10 VBUCKS PER LINE PER MONTH!!

    !! PM ME FOR SPEEDY SERVICE !!

    Sponsored by our first customer: Repulsive Monkey



    I <3 Sirc.
  6. ty5 is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North of the River Thames
    Posts
    378

    Posted On:
    6/20/2011 7:06am


     Style: Judo

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    It probably is the best programme made about the latest Afghan war, it has made me respect the soldiers even more but what a fucking stupid war, 10 years of fighting and all that can be shown for it is that Hamid Karzai is still president.
  7. Gezere is offline
    Gezere's Avatar

    My guns bigger than Scrapper's!

    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Rhineland Pfalz, Der Vaderland
    Posts
    10,587

    Posted On:
    6/20/2011 9:17am

    supporting member
     Style: Kakutogi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by judoka_uk View Post
    Very good series this.

    I was thinking while watching the latest episode how it highlighted somethings about the British army, in particular, the sense of humour of the officer straight out of the public school common room to the deserts of Afghanistan. Also how differently our troops carry themselves when on camera compared to Americans. British troops seem much more relaxed and at ease than Americans who seem to constantly be very earnest and serious and constantly talking about how impressive evrything about them and what they're doing is.
    That's because the Brits get to drink. Several deployments have taught me that if you need to toss back a few find Brits, French, German, or Russian soldiers. Not only do they have the hooch they are always willing to share.

    Seriously though Americans can be just as laid back, or even more. We just have a lot stricter guidelines on what you are supposed to say or do on camera.
    ______
    Xiao Ao Jiang Hu Zhi Dong Fang Bu Bai (Laughing Proud Warrior Invincible Asia) Dark Emperor of Baji!!!

    RIP SOLDIER

    Didn't anyone ever tell him a fat man could never be a ninja
    -Gene, GODHAND

    You can't practice Judo just to win a Judo Match! You practice so that no matter what happens, you can win using Judo!
    The key to fighting two men at once is to be much tougher than both of them.
    -Daniel Tosh
  8. Cullion is offline
    Cullion's Avatar

    Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Oxford, UK
    Posts
    6,526

    Posted On:
    6/20/2011 9:52am

    supporting member
     Style: Tai Chi

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    The British service people I know don't have any complaints about the Americans they've worked with in real life, beyond basically friendly ribbing with stereotypes about them being gung ho and noisy.

    Ironically, they also all seemed to agree that American military food was foul and unhealthy. I know you're going to laugh hearing a British person say that.
    !!RENT SPACE HERE FOR 10 VBUCKS PER LINE PER MONTH!!

    !! PM ME FOR SPEEDY SERVICE !!

    Sponsored by our first customer: Repulsive Monkey



    I <3 Sirc.
  9. yli is offline

    Registered Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    643

    Posted On:
    6/20/2011 12:27pm


     Style: Stabbing the Face.

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion View Post
    Ironically, they also all seemed to agree that American military food was foul and unhealthy. I know you're going to laugh hearing a British person say that.
    My roommate in college was/is in the Army and ended up giving me a steady stream of MREs.

    My gastro-intestinal system did punish me for those abuses.
  10. Eddie Hardon is offline

    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,497

    Posted On:
    6/20/2011 12:42pm


     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by ty5 View Post
    You can watch it on youtube, the 3rd part is not being aired till next week.
    http://youtu.be/nzzhQYGHkmA
    Indeed, the second episode is kindly provided by Ty5 above. I nearly put both in but wasn't sure if the first one would be rejected. Anyway, it's the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards and a good insight into how a battalion interacts.

    The 3rd episode airs tomorrow on BBC3.

    All in all, it's an unusual series as we tend to very cautious in the portrayal of the military. So, it's rare indeed that such a series should be commissioned. We are much less open than the US military in such things (and US Police and Prisons for that matter). Grim but essential viewing.
Page 1 of 3 1 23 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Powered by vBulletin™© contact@vbulletin.com vBulletin Solutions, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved.