Four inspirational people deeply affected by the conflict in Afghanistan – two soldiers who overcame the deep psychological impact of their experiences, one who lost a leg, and a bereaved, campaigning mother – tell their extraordinary stories of anguish, despair and recovery, reveal how they coped with the consequences and have strived to help others. This is their story of surviving Helmand.
At the height of the war in 2009 and 2010, the biggest threat to the soldiers were Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) – increasingly sophisticated and devastating homemade bombs planted by the Taliban. Activated by pressure from above or a command wire, they became the single largest cause of fatalities and injuries, and an effective psychological terror weapon.
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