I have a real interest in the study of veterans, veteran culture, and the process of transition from military to civilian life. So I’m pleased to have found the following trailer for a new documentary on the British military and the transition back into civilian life, due to be released in the UK in 2016.
The producer and director is former Rifleman Aaron Sayers who, having served in the Army until 2002, has direct knowledge of the transition process, and so is well placed to comment and document the sometimes complicated path from army life to civvy street that veterans can experience.
The title Chosen Men refers back to the special terms used to describe Riflemen in Wellington’s army in the Peninsular who were particular soldiers of merit that could be trusted to lead a half platoon in the absence of an officer or an NCO – so effectively Lance Corporal.
What the trailer below, and find out more about the film here. I’ll certainly be seeking it out on its release!