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The Gurkhas

Author: Byron Farwell
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Gurkhas regiments of the British army are the finest infantrymen in the world. The book will tell who they are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, character, and history, including their unique skills and remarkable valor.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Byron Farwell
ISBN: 0393017737 9780393017731
OCLC Number: 9575881
Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: War and peace in Nepal --
Dacoits and small wars --
Gurkhas at Delhi --
Character and characteristics --
On India's North-West Frontier --
The North-East Frontier --
Recruiting --
World War I: France --
World War I: Gallipoli --
World War I: Suez and Mesopotamia --
Officers --
Relationships --
Festivals --
Home and family --
Catastrophes --
World War II: preparing for battle --
World War II: North Africa --
World War II: South-East Asia --
World War II: Italy --
World War II: retreat from Burma --
World War II: Chindits --
World War II: back to Burma --
Military occupations --
Independence and Partition --
Transition --
The savage wars of peace --
Borneo --
Reduction in force and retirement --
Today and tomorrow --
Appendix A. Ranks in Gurkha Regiments --
Appendix B. Hindu religious and social division --
Appendix C. Progressive title changes in Gurkha Infantry while in British service --
Appendix D. The Gurkha tribes.
Responsibility: Byron Farwell.

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The Gurkhas regiments of the British army are the finest infantrymen in the world. The book will tell who they are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, character, and history, including their unique skills and remarkable valor.

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