Simon Hutt always wanted to join the Army. In 1989, aged 16, he enlisted in the Royal Artillery and after a years basic training was posted to Germany as a regular soldier. Within months his unit was posted to the Middle East to take part in the first Gulf War... ...Simon was only 17. The devastation and destruction left a big impression and on his return he wondered why the Western World could mobilise its forces to fight for Kuwait, but not the likes of Bosnia or Rwanda. Determined to make a difference, Simon goes Absent Without Leave and travels to the former Yugoslavia to join the Bosnian Croat Army. Fighting for people instead of oil... ...but the scars of war are not only physical.