Series 1

Series marking the ten-year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, telling the story of the conflict through the words and pictures of the young soldiers themselves

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  • Haunted by Helmand

    "It's a tale of war, leadership and death but also, remarkably, of love" by Toby Harnden.

  • Exclusive films

    These 35 self-shot stories explore the different ways in which a decade of conflict in Afghanistan has affected young people.

    Many of the videos have been shot by young people, from their perspectives, in their own words. Whether it's young soldiers fighting on the frontline, the families of serving troops back home, or Afghans living in a war torn country.

    These films explore what it feels like to be affected by the Afghanistan war. Animation and archive have also been used to delve into almost 200 years of British involvement in the region.

    Watch the exclusive films
  • TV Blog: Dealing with death on the frontline

    TV Blog: Dealing with death on the frontline

    Former army lieutenant Bjorn Rose on dealing with the loss of a colleague in Afghanistan: "After Chris was killed, while still on tour, I decided to write to Chris' mum, Helen. While my training had not covered the writing of 'death letters', I felt it my duty to do so."

    Read and comment on Bjorn's post on the BBC TV blog
  • Imperial War Museum: War Story

    Imperial War Museum: War Story

    Since the First World War, the Imperial War Museum has collected people's stories of war and conflict, Through an innovative new project - War Story - the first-hand experiences of British service personnel currently serving in Afghanistan have been recorded for present and future generations and will feature in a new display opening at Imperial War Museum London in November.

    Find out more about War Story
  • New footage reveals plight of first troops in Helmand

    New footage reveals plight of first troops in Helmand

    BBC News reports on the previously unseen footage, broadcast as part of Our War, which shows how the first major deployment of British troops sent to Helmand Province in 2006 was almost overrun and told to prepare for capture.

    Read the full story on BBC News

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