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Title Sandhurst Military Academy: A Matter Of Life And Death - Ep 2 of 3 / Director: Poyntz, Nick
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2011
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Summary With extraordinary and privileged access to the 200-year-old institution, Sandhurst Military Academy is a three-part observational documentary filmed at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey, over the course of a year. The series follows the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through three gruelling terms. The aim is to turn them from civilians into officers, and from followers into the leaders needed for the ongoing war in Afghanistan and beyond.Risking their lives and having to kill the enemy has always been an inescapable reality for any soldier - but since the war in Afghanistan it's almost inevitable for every officer to have to face this also. In the past, notions of patriotism and of a 'just war' provided a justification for the taking (and losing) of life. In a new era, this episode looks at how the cadets face this fundamental challenge, as Sandhurst presents the brutal realities of war to a new generation of officers - warts and all. (From the UK) (Documentary Series) (Part 2 of 3) M (A,L) CC Follow the conversation on Twitter #SBSdoco
Event Broadcast 2012-08-29 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: M
Subject Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.
Military education.
Soldiers -- Conduct of life.
Soldiers -- Training.
United Kingdom.
Form Streaming video
Author Poyntz, Nick, director