This video is part of ‘The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan’. The documentary consists of a series of short videos highlighting the experiences and successes of life in Afghanistan, as told by the soldiers who served there. The videos sometimes include emotional accounts from soldiers and families telling their stories and vividly recounting the highs and lows of their experiences.
This chapter records the struggles faced by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. It explains the extremes in climate, harsh environments, primitive living conditions, IED threats, and interactions with the local population.
**Warning: material includes human suffering and images of deceased people which some viewers may find distressing.