(GoPro) Ten Minutes of Pure Combat Footage in Luhansk

Ten minutes of pure combat footage recorded by a Ukrainian Soldier's GoPro during a close-in firefight with Russian forces near Tverdohlibove in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.


Outside of knowing the location of the video, and which side is recording, not much context is available for this. The original source of the footage simply stated that the Ukrainians were conducting a raid on Russian fighting positions when they were engaged by the Russians.


The recording of the video starts as the firefight is already picking up in intensity, so there is a lot of visual context missing from the footage as well. It's important to watch these videos knowing that you only have a portion of the situational awareness of the Soldier wearing the helmet camera. A video is nothing more than a 2-dimensional look into a highly dynamic and 3-dimensional space that is constantly changing outside of your scope of vision from the camera.


With that in mind, playing Monday morning quarterback with this kind of video is generally a fool's errand because there is no world where you understand the context of the fight better than the men recording it.


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Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

Published 6 months ago

Ten minutes of pure combat footage recorded by a Ukrainian Soldier's GoPro during a close-in firefight with Russian forces near Tverdohlibove in the Luhansk region of Ukraine.


Outside of knowing the location of the video, and which side is recording, not much context is available for this. The original source of the footage simply stated that the Ukrainians were conducting a raid on Russian fighting positions when they were engaged by the Russians.


The recording of the video starts as the firefight is already picking up in intensity, so there is a lot of visual context missing from the footage as well. It's important to watch these videos knowing that you only have a portion of the situational awareness of the Soldier wearing the helmet camera. A video is nothing more than a 2-dimensional look into a highly dynamic and 3-dimensional space that is constantly changing outside of your scope of vision from the camera.


With that in mind, playing Monday morning quarterback with this kind of video is generally a fool's errand because there is no world where you understand the context of the fight better than the men recording it.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Josh Brooks

Josh is an American writer and former USMC machine gunner with eight years of experience in ground combat arms throughout the GWOT. He is currently based in Texas and specializes in combat footage analysis and digital marketing.Follow Josh at OfficialJoshBrooks.com

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