The heartbreaking deaths of two British soldiers in Afghanistan will be shown on television tonight.
A BBC Three documentary captured using cameras attached to the helmets of troops shows Kingsman Darren Deady just after he was shot in the chest.
The tragic soldier, who was described by his colleagues as having ‘the heart of a lion’, is seen asking medics to ‘hurry up’ as they try to insert a drip, nine times, after he was badly wounded.
Later Captain Andrew Griffiths, who was a ‘rising star’ of the British Army, also of the 2nd Battalion Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, known as Arnhem Company, is seen after triggering the Taliban booby trap that eventually killed him.
Difficult to watch: Andrew Griffiths, left, and Darren Deady, right, are shown in the Our War documentary moments after they are fatally injured
Both men were flown back to the UK, one in a dramatic desert rescue, but died soon afterwards.
Captain Griffiths succumbed to his injuries on September 5 2010 and then Kingsman Deady on September 10.
Captain Griffith’s friends and family spoke emotionally on the film, called Our War, about the incident that led to his death and the hell it has caused them.
Lieutenant Andy Miller said: ‘You’re looking at compound walls that are kind of 12 to 15 foot high, the dust went above it, and sat on top of the dust cloud, was the right angle of someone’s foot and leg.
‘I remember screaming for the boss. I was screaming boss that high that it sounded like a baby screaming.
‘At first we didn’t realise that anything was wrong with him, I was shouting to him, I said “Boss are you alright?”, he was going yeah “I’m over here, I’m over here”.
‘It was then we realised that he was missing his lower part of his leg.’
Meanwhile after his son’s death, Brigadier Mike Griffiths has been helping train Army officers who have to deliver the news that a soldier has died in action.
‘The most difficult thing since his death is to come to terms with whether or not it was in a good cause,’ he said tearfully.
‘To not believe it was in a good cause would be to say to all those who’ve given their lives, to all those who’ve been wounded, to all those that have served there, that it was not the right thing to do.
‘Dying for your country on operations is something that comes all too often with the job and as long as there are young men and young women brave enough to step forward, we are a nation to be proud of.’
‘Our War’ will be broadcast on BBC Three at 9pm this evening.