Pre-Newsnight showing build up

The Newsnight film shows in half an hour – and just in case you’re still tuned in here – there’s a bit more background and preamble on the BBC Newsnight website,

Twenty years ago I left the Grenadier Guards to become a freelance cameraman. Three months later I was in Southern Afghanistan filming Afghans shelling Russians at Kandahar’s Airport. I could not have then imagined that Afghanistan’s wars would drag on this long and that the Grenadier Guards would one day end up fighting in Afghanistan. link

And I quite like the link in from the Newsnight blog,

We have an extraordinary film from video journalist Vaughan Smith. If you want to know what life is like for soldiers in Afghanistan this is the nearest you’ll get to it. link