War buffs will be able to learn more about British involvement in the war on Afghanistan in BBC Three’s documentary “Our War: Goodbye Afghanistan.”

The documentary gives a look at the war through, as the documentary’s synopsis states, “the words and pictures of the soldiers who fought it.” A lot of the footage is taken from the soldiers own cameras.

“The 13-year campaign has been documented like no other conflict, by young soldiers who took video cameras into battle, recording the war as only they could see it. The Ministry of Defence and the soldiers have allowed BBC filmmakers to use this footage to tell the real story of this modern war. The soldiers’ individual stories are gripping and often deeply moving – from the account of a platoon sergeant who lost one of his men just two weeks into their tour and the moment a British Apache helicopter fired on its own men with devastating consequences for one paratrooper, to the eye-opening testimony of a surgeon working in Bastion field hospital at the height of the IED threat and the dramatic scenes when a war-weary sergeant leads his men into a surprise attack on one of the Taliban’s largest bomb-making factories.”

The documentary will air Dec. 9 on BBC Three; make sure to catch it as well as other television programming on FilmOn. FilmOn has other UK live TV, such as BBC One, BBC Two, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. Web TV isn’t the only thing FilmOn offers its viewers; the service also offers streaming movies, exclusive content and original programming. You can watch FilmOn’s channels (such as FilmOn TV Live, embedded below the post) for free in SD or, for a low monthly subscription, in HD with added DVR recording space.

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By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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