This book goes beyond the normal boundaries of military history. Travelling extensively in Nepal, John 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 book chronicles the life in Nepal and the gurkha clan in general. The author has very beautifully mentioned the heroics and general bahaviour of gurkha soldiers in conflicts ranging from Gallipoli-Egypt-Iraq-Italy-East timor- Sierra Leon-Kosovo-Iraq-Afghanistan…gurkhas to Britishers have been an instrument of power projection anytime-anywhere. At times they won skirmishes through their reputation without firing a single shot
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good++. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good++. 2005 edition of a 1999 title. Original pictorial dustjacket VG. Like pictorial boards very clean. Pages very clean & tight. No inscriptions. Illustrated. 276 pages. Brilliant copy now covered in a protective cellophane cover for extra protection. Brilliant copy bound tightly, internally pages free from any ink inscriptions.