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The Independent: What my time at an Afghan army camp taught me about why soldiers watch war films like Dunkirk


Mark de Rond, Professor of Organisational Ethnography at Cambridge Judge Business School, says the war casualties on TV and in real life are not the same. Professor de Rond spent six weeks in an army hospital in Camp Bastion as part of his research, where he witnessed the war in Afghanistan first hand: “I quickly learned that the portrayal of war casualties on film and television is usually far off the mark. People bleed differently on telly than they do in real life. When hurt, they are more subdued than their movie and TV antics would have one believe. They die differently.”

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