The Gurkhas.

By John Parker

Printed: 1999

Publisher: Headline Publishing. London

Edition: First edition

Dimensions 17 × 25 × 3 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 17 x 25 x 3

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In the original dustsheet. Black cloth binding with gilt title on the spine.

F.B.A. provides an in-depth photographic presentation of this item to stimulate your feel and touch. More traditional book descriptions are immediately available


This goes beyond the normal boundaries of military history: travelling extensively in Nepal, Parker has met many Gurkhas to investigate the background to their traditional service to Britain and the threat that this is now under. He recounts famous battles during which these fighters collected a huge number of VCs, earning worldwide admiration

The Gurkhas or Gorkhas are soldiers native to South Asia, chiefly residing within Nepal and north-eastern India.

The Gurkha units are composed of Nepalis and are recruited for the British Army, Nepali Army, Indian Army, Gurkha Contingent Singapore, Gurkha Reserve Unit Brunei, UN peacekeeping forces and in war zones around the world.

F.B.A. in its Artifacts section has a number Gurkha fighting knives (kukri’s) mainly dating to the Second World War. The owners of F.B.A. are proud that their grandfather served as a Gurkha officer during the Second World War when soldiers from his regiment gained a number of V.C.’s – Britain’s highest award for bravery.

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