Episode 3: Their Finest Hour – 2nd December, 10.00pm
The soldiers’ stories….
First the story of what happens when Trooper Chris Finney’s tank is attacked by American warplanes during the Iraq War. In a terrible friendly-fire incident his vehicle is engulfed in flames. Despite being shot, Finney repeatedly throws himself into the fire to try to pull his colleagues from the inferno.
Then the moving account of Paratrooper Mark Wright’s heroism in Afghanistan after his patrol wanders into a minefield. Knowing that if they wait for helicopters to arrive the injured will die, Wright organises their rescue before he tragically is also hit by a mine.