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'No visible wounds doesn't mean you aren't wounded' - Bryan Adams photographs wounded servicemen

A book of intimate portraits taken by photographer and musician Bryan Adams of injured British servicemen and women who cheated death while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will be published on Remembrance Day.

The Canadian singer teamed up with ITN journalist Caroline Froggatt, who edited the book, to produce Wounded: The Legacy of War - which features over 100 pictures of 40 wounded solders.

Here, Adams and Froggatt explain what it was like working on a project that documents the sacrifice of British soldiers.

Wounded: The Legacy of War features pictures by Bryan Adams.

Bryan Adams: The project began as a potential exhibition. I felt it was important to see some of what had gone on in these wars.

Over the last decade, we've all lived vicariously through the media with the wars we got dragged into and, with the exception of a few great charities, very little is known about what happens to the people that are most affected by war.

This book can't possibly cover everything, but this cross section of men and women from the British Army gives us an idea of what people have had to endure.

Most importantly to remember, these people got out with their lives, but had to start again.

The photographs tell the story for the most part, but I would chat to each individual and Caroline would interview everyone.

During the photo sessions some people wanted to show all their wounds, others were hesitant and understandably so.

You have to remember that for many of these people it was the first time they had ever been photographed, never mind exposing their wounds.

Proceeds from the book are going to:

We chose these different charities suggested to us by the soldiers and marines in the book. They are smaller than Help for Heroes but I think that's interesting.

Adams with two servicemen he took pictures of for the book Wounded: The Legacy of War. Credit: ITV News

Corporal Ryan Knight closes the book. It seemed poignant to end with Ryan because he, like many soldiers, came home after witnessing horrific scenes of death and destruction and was expected to just drop back into society, find work and act as if nothing had ever happened.

No visible wounds doesn't mean you aren't wounded.

Caroline Froggatt: I think we've managed to do what we set out to do. Bryan's images do dare you to have a good look and some of the images are quite startling in terms of what they reveal. It's a really thought provoking collection of images, beautifully shot.

The interviews with each of the guys in the book surprised me as they were prepared to dig deep and ask questions of themselves.

They are honest, painful and sometimes very amusing too. Some talk in detail of their point of injury, others talk about their rehab journey, some talk about the impact their injuries had on their relationships and some focus more on their incredible physical achievements.

It's plain that life changing injury is life changing for families too and it's important not to forget that whilst the photographs are awe inspiring they are a painful reminder of very dark times for family members.