NOVA: Life and Death in the War Zone (2004)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Medicine, Military & War  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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When the bombs start falling and the war machines start rolling, the sheer chaos experienced by military medics can put the stress of even the busiest inner-city emergency room to shame. As the Iraq war rages and the doctors, nurses, and staff of the 10th and 21st CaSH units leap into action, the barrage of chemical and biological attack victims soon gives way to an unexpected influx of patient overflow from devastated Iraqi hospitals. As the constant influx of victims grows increasingly heavy and the medical supplies and manpower stretch to near the breaking point, the staff of the CaSH are forced to make the life or death decisions that could shadow them for the rest of their professional careers.

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battlefield, casualties, desert, emergency, front-line, hospital, Iraq, medical-team, military-hospital, trauma, war, war-torn