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Young War Widows

  • Episode: 

    1 of 1

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Tue 10 Feb 2015
  • TX Confirmed: 

  • Time: 

    9.00pm - 10.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 07 2015 : Sat 07 Feb - Fri 13 Feb
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YOUNG WAR WIDOWS is a portrait of three young women whose soldier husbands were killed fighting for their country in the most recent Afghanistan war.
It’s a film that takes us behind the public images of war widows and into their world. In YOUNG WAR WIDOWS Sam, Victoria and Nikki tell their story entirely in their own words. 
From their first dates and falling in love, to getting married and life as a military wife. To the goodbyes for the fateful tour, and the homecoming every soldier’s wife dreads – a repatriation at RAF Lyneham.
YOUNG WAR WIDOWS is a moving portrait of love and loss, examining the impact of the ultimate sacrifice. Marriages cut short in the most shocking way, children growing up without fathers.
But there’s hope too, amongst the despair: each of these extraordinary women has found the strength to move forward and start living again. YOUNG WAR WIDOWS is a tribute to those families whose lives have been devastated by war, and a testament to the human spirit.