Sandhurst Military Academy


S1 Ep3 - Officer Class

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Officer Class - The final episode sees tensions mount amongst the officer cadets. With the end in sight but the prospect of being 'back termed' ever present, the stakes go up each week. The academy's image as a bastion of old school tie and privilege comes under the spotlight as the unrelenting pace tests each individual's abilities - physical, mental and emotional - against the standards of becoming a British officer in the regiments and corps they have applied to join. For some, keeping up pr...

S1 Ep2 - A Matter Of Life And Death

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A Matter of Life and Death - Risking their lives and having to kill the enemy has always been an inescapable reality for any soldier - but since the war in Afghanistan it's also almost inevitable for every officer to have to face this. In the past, notions of patriotism and of a 'just war' provided a justification for the taking (and losing) of life. In a new era, how do the cadets face this fundamental challenge as Sandhurst presents the brutal realities of war to a new generation of officers ...

S1 Ep1 - First Encounter

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First Encounter - With extraordinary access to the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, this three-part documentary series was filmed over the course of a year. The program charts the journey of one intake of cadets, both male and female, through three gruelling terms that aim to turn them from civilians into officers. The first episode follows the fresh-faced cadets as they struggle with the relentless routines of the first term. Strict discipline and severe physical demands will prove too much f...