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Bomb Disposal Operator Adam starts to investigate the bomb the searchers have found

Duration: 03:12

For the first time ever the Ministry of Defence has allowed the work of the specialist bomb disposal teams in Afghanistan to be shown.
Adam is halfway through his tour of Afghanistan as a bomb disposal operator. Captured on helmet camera, we see what Adam sees as he is standing over the bomb which could kill him if he makes one wrong move.
Over the past weeks, Adam and his team have cleared 17 IEDs from a compound, so that it can be used as an army base. When they’re called out to the compound one final time, they take a casualty.
The Bomb Squad is full of revelations – what an IED looks like, what it’s like to risk your life as a highly trained operator or as a young searcher, and what it’s like to be the family left behind wondering if their loved ones will come home.

Available since: Tue 6 Sep 2011

Credits

Narrator
Christopher Eccleston
Director
Sara Hardy
Director
Blue Ryan
Producer
Sara Hardy
Producer
Blue Ryan
Executive Producer
Jane Aldous

This clip is from

The Bomb Squad Episode 1

1/2 A glimpse into the world of Adam, who is halfway through his tour of Afghanistan.

First broadcast: 13 Sep 2011

Image for Episode 1 Not currently available on BBC iPlayer

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