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Royal Marines photographed seconds after
they completed a forced march at a commando centre in Devon, 2004.
Alastair Thain's images, of soldiers and stars, deserts and city streets, are
united by their off-kilter take.
As he closes in, the photographs become ever bigger, with ever more pitiless
detail. Melissa Denes asks why
Weekend pp. 22-23
Saturday January 7, 2006