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The Invisible Enemy

Our War, Series 1 Episode 2 of 3

The second episode focuses on a young platoon from the Grenadier Guards and their terrifying struggle with landmines, also known as Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Captain Alex Rawlins filmed his men as they lost of one their mates, 23-year-old Guardsman Jamie Janes, who stood on a landmine during a patrol.

The film shows how Jamie Janes's death became a turning point in the British public's awareness of the human cost of IEDs and how a misspelled letter turned into a political storm for the then Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

1 hour

Last on

Christmas Day 2011 21:00


Role Contributor
NarratorShaun Dooley
NarratorShaun Dooley
Executive ProducerColin Barr
Executive ProducerColin Barr
Executive ProducerColin Barr
ProducerJohn Douglas
DirectorJohn Douglas

Series 2

Return to the front line

The second series of Our War features insights into the lives of our front line troops.