Second City Soldiers

Against a backdrop of war in Iraq and troops in Afghanistan, more soldiers are being signed up from Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK.

What makes young Birmingham men want to sign up? With exclusive access to the army, Rajesh Mirchandani examines the ethics and morals behind the success of the West Midlands recruitment drive.

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Against a backdrop of war in Iraq and troops in Afghanistan, more soldiers are being signed up from Birmingham than anywhere else in the UK.

What makes young Birmingham men want to sign up? With exclusive access to the army, Rajesh Mirchandani examines the ethics and morals behind the success of the West Midlands recruitment drive.