This video is called The Patrol – Official Trailer.
By Jeff Sawtell in Britain:
Film: The Patrol (15)
Friday 7th February 2014
War worse than a waste of time
The Patrol (15)
Directed by Tom Petch
After all the Hollywood propaganda films about the war on the world, along comes a more modest offering from Britain suggesting it has been worse than a waste of time.
Written and directed by former soldier Tom Petch, it’s the first British feature film to deal with attitudes to the war from the point of view of the soldiers fighting it.
The film opens to reveal that the patrol of the title is made up of two officers, five regulars and a Territorial Army soldier, representing different ethnic and class origins.
The officers refer to the men as “chaps” while the latter address them as “boss” and between themselves as “Ruperts.”
There are no mass battle scenes. What is depicted is the daily grind, the moans about lack of equipment and armaments and the desire simply to try to avoid being killed.
There are casualties, differences of opinion, insubordination and even accusations of treason – all definitely not in the tradition of the British army.
Afghan Civilians Deaths Up 14% in 2013; 35% for Women, Children: here.