Sunday, 25 January 2015

Jungle Green


A 1960's 'fly on the wall' documentary on the Royal Marines in Borneo during the Indonesian Confrontation. It makes you think about the way some things have changed beyond recognition but how others, including the front line experience of the soldier on the ground, really haven't changed that much at all. It's all heavily sanitised but there's something tangible there, especially in the commentary by the soldiers themselves, which could be from 2014 rather than 1964.

2 comments:

  1. Met a Marine who was there - some of his recollections were harrowing. I think the analogy you use is entirely apt.

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