(w)here it is
Erm, am I doing something stupid, or is there no link there to the video?
Cheers & God bless
Sam "SammyTheSnake" Penny
A Royal Marine recently returned from combat in Afghanistan has uploaded some astonishing Doom-style helmet-cam footage, taken during a massive gun battle with the Taliban. Viewers be warned: unlike the Iraq headquarters PR channel videos, it contains extensive profanity. Also, the cameraman gets hit in a mildly embarrassing …
...speaking from experience, the wagons the Marines are using are Land Rover Wolf 110's stripped down see here -
The Para's (my lot (ex)) use the same wagons. The other vehicles seen in the video are local Afgan Army Military vehicles, usually Toyota Hi-Lux's as they can stand up to an awful lot of punishment. Top Gear, anyone?
As for whether the British use HumVee's - no, never touch them. Not even Special Forces, so don't know where he get's that information from.
Ditto on the firewall being the likely culprit. MIS recently upped the ante with us, as well - we don't get the link or even a placeholder graphic in the stories, these days, and copy-and-pasting the link that Robin provided gets me the "This request has been blocked and logged..." crap.
The Marine in question isn't the only one with a pain in the ass to deal with...
Um, I can't see any link to this video anywhere in or near the article either -
- and I'm not running anything particularly exotic: XP Pro SP2 with Firefox 22.214.171.124.
Firefox has all the usual plugins enabled: Flash 9.0, Shockwave, Quicktime, Windows Media Player and RealPlayer.
I'm not even seeing a broken link!
I figure the content is being filtered out by our Squid proxy ... can someone post a URL of the vid?
as a father of a bootneck, this footage doesn't surprise me, in fact any of our lads out there, paras, marines or others, they've been getting it in the arse more from their shite government....blair and his successor are not fit to tie their boot laces, let alone go out there and shake their hands....if a few politicians were shot in the arse, you'd realise then where their fucking brains were...
It reminds me of an old sci-fi story I read, in which journalists in armoured suits are parachuted right into the middle of battles, with cameras mounted on their heads; they are not allowed to carry weapons, and they die like flies, but the footage has to get through, and there is no shortage of willing camerapeople.