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The Lost Platoon

Episode 3 of 3

Stories of life on the frontline in Afghanistan. How a Welsh Guards platoon fell into a deadly ambush yards from the isolated mud fort which was their patrol base.

It's May 2009 and a Welsh Guards platoon deep in Taliban country falls into a deadly ambush, just yards from the isolated mud fort which is their patrol base. Seven Platoon is led by the regiment's brightest young officer, Lt Mark Evison, who keeps a candid war diary revealing dangerous shortages of manpower and equipment. They are just two weeks into their tour of duty, and already a vital piece of equipment - an essential radio cable - has failed. As the Taliban tighten their noose around Seven Platoon, putting IEDs on the roads and attacking their small fort, even the most vital spares cannot get to them quickly. This film tells the gripping story of how the lack of one small cable has lethal consequences and leads to a platoon of the Welsh Guards' toughest soldiers nearly being massacred.

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Tue 30 Oct 2012 00:20

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Producer Dan Reed
Director Dan Reed
Executive Producer Colin Barr
Narrator Shaun Dooley
Production Manager Michelle Galvin


  • Mon 3 Sep 2012 21:00
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