2010
07.11

The Sun
From Duncan Larcombe, Afghanistan
Published: 02 Jul 2010

A British soldier sprawls in the dust with his face bloodied after being shot by the Taliban.
In a dramatic battle video, Lance Corporal Adam Smith is heard shouting: “I’ve been hit!”

Pals rush to his aid yelling: “Man down!”

Adam, 23, miraculously survived – and was back on patrol hours later.

The incredible footage was handed to The Sun as we joined Our Boys on the frontline.

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By Andy McNab

This incredible video of men at war is a perfect example of the Army’s six core values: selfless commitment, courage, discipline, loyalty, integrity and respect for others.

The film is outstanding not just because it shows the reality of the battles our troops are fighting in Afghanistan, but also because it demonstrates their total professionalism and qualities of leadership.

Watch it and you will swell with pride – and understand why we are the best at soldiering on this planet.

It also shows how a man reacts when taking a round that he thinks may kill him, and the pure bravery of mates who risk their own lives for him.

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