Gurkhas at War: The Gurkha Experience in Their Own Words, World War II to the Present

By: Cross, J.P.; Gurung, Buddhiman; Cross, J.P. [Editor]; Gurung, Buddhiman [Editor];

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The first time the Gurkha voice has been heard at length. Vivid, first-person descriptions spanning over fifty years of warfare. Historical overview of Gurkha campaigns from 1939-1998.
This collection of eyewitness material offers an unprecedented contribution to the history of the Gurkhas, a famed but elusive brigade whose story has always been told by "outsiders." These first-person narratives center on the fifty-year period from the outbreak of World War II, including the campaigns against Communists in Malaya and Hong Kong, the Falklands War, and recent confrontation in East Timor.
The editors -- who traveled 5,000 miles to rescue material from surviving soldiers -- provide an introduction to Gurkha culture, historical overviews of each military campaign, and record some of the peculiarities of their encounters with these most resilient of soldiers.

Title: Gurkhas at War: The Gurkha Experience in Their Own Words, World War II to the Present

Author Name: Cross, J.P.; Gurung, Buddhiman; Cross, J.P. [Editor]; Gurung, Buddhiman [Editor];

Categories: War and Military,

Publisher: Greenhill Books: 2002-03-15

ISBN Number: 185367494X

ISBN Number 13: 9781853674945

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 19 to 25 cm tall, Octavo, (8vo)

Seller ID: 107733

Description: Illustrated in monochrome. Ink inscription. Tape repair to jacket. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide