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PART ONE: AUS­TRALIA’S ELITE COM­BAT MED­I­CAL SOL­DIERS

The Voodoo Medics and their role in­side one of Aus­tralia’s most in­tense fire­fights against the Tal­iban in Afghanistan

PART TWO: SAV­ING LIVES ON THE BAT­TLE­FIELD

Patch­ing up wounded com­mando Chad El­liott, who kept fir­ing at the Tal­iban. “It was some­thing I al­ways wanted to do … while be­ing treated”

PART THREE: A POINT­LESS DEATH

The heart­break­ing loss of an in­no­cent life and the raw toll it still takes

PART FOUR: THE GOLDEN HOUR

Com­bat medic Jonathan Wal­ter re­lives his long but un­suc­cess­ful bat­tle to keep Dig­ger Sean Mc­Carthy alive

PART FIVE: FAM­I­LIES OF THE FALLEN

Wal­ter’s emo­tional meet­ing with the par­ents of fallen Dig­ger Sean Mc­Carthy and how sol­diers’ fam­i­lies cope with the re­al­ity of los­ing loved ones

PART SIX: TRIBUTES & TOURS OF DUTY

The Voodoo Medics are recog­nised and hon­oured for their skill and de­vo­tion to duty

PART SEVEN: AF­TER THE WAR IS OVER

Voodoo medic Dan Pronk on the four deaths which drove him to quit the bat­tle­field and the hard road back to a nor­mal life

Former army medic Jody Tieche and one of his surf pho­tos (in­set), a new pur­suit in his post­war civil­ian life. Main pic­ture: Gary Ramage

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