In Afghanistan, 2011, Royal Marine Alexander Blackman shot an unarmed Taliban insurgent in the chest. What’s the true story behind one of the most controversial events in the war on terror?
War and Justice: The Case of Marine A is a documentary special looking at Alexander Blackman, the first British soldier to be convicted of murder on a foreign battlefield since World War II.
Known as Marine A before an anonymity order was lifted, Blackman was originally sentenced to life in prison after killing an injured Afghan insurgent in 2011, which was recorded by a fellow Marine’s helmet camera.
The upcoming documentary features never-before-seen footage and an interview with Blackman himself, detailing “one of the most controversial events in the 20-year war on terror”.
But who is Alexander Blackman – Marine A – and where is he now? This documentary gives you everything you need to know.
Production & Filming Details
- Channel 4.
- Release Date: 31 July 2022.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Running Time: 68 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.