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Chapter 1
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Doctors and Soldiers

Medical personnel more accustomed to treating patients than handling weapons prepare to head to Iraq.
running time 8:12

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Chapter 2
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Entering the War Zone

The 21st CSH ("cash"), or Combat Support Hospital, sets up a full-service mobile hospital at an airbase in Balad, northwest of Baghdad.
running time 9:25

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Patients Come In

The first patients, both American and Iraqi soldiers, are treated for battle wounds. Includes graphic images. Viewer discretion advised.
running time 8:44

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An Ailing Iraqi Hospital

With their own health-care system in disarray, Iraqis turn to the U.S. military for help.
running time 9:38

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Ethical Dilemmas

Doctors dedicated to healing the sick must turn away some Iraqi patients. Includes graphic images. Viewer discretion advised.
running time 7:45

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A Heartbreaking Battle

As her mother looks on, doctors of the 10th CSH struggle to save an injured and badly malnourished eight-year-old girl.
running time 8:12

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Life and Death in the War Zone
Tug of War

Tug of War
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The Producer's Story

The Producer's Story
Go behind the scenes with filmmaker Dimitri Doganis.

Personnel Profiles

Personnel Profiles
Five doctors and nurses on life in Iraq since filming ended in May 2003.

Images From the Field

Images From
the Field

View a gallery of production stills shot in Colorado, Kuwait, and Iraq.

Military Medicine Through Time

Military Medicine
Through Time

Identify what you're seeing in photos from the Civil War to the Iraq War.



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