Capturing casualties in Afghanistan

‘The soldier keeps shouting “Sir!” as he deliriously looks around “Don’t take my legs,” he appeals. “Have I got my legs?” He doesn’t believe the doctor who reassures him.’

This is an extract from the diary of artist David Cotterrell who observed the work of British military medical staff at Camp Bastion last year.
Published by The Guardian, Cotterrell’s account reveals the grim reality of battlefield casualties and reflects on the role of the photographer.