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Valour: A History of the Gurkhas


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Valour: A History of the Gurkhas - Smith, E D
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The first Gurkha regiments were formed during the short and bloody Anglo-Nepali War (1814-15), when Nepalese troops surrendering to the British Indian army at the Battle of Malaun were recruited to fight for their captors. The Gurkhas have been staunch friends in every war fought by Great Britain and they have proved to be an unusually effective fighting force: In the Second World War, nearly a quarter of a million came down from the hills of Nepal to fight against Germany and Japan -- each and every one being a volunteer - ...

Valour: A History of the Gurkhas 2007, Spellmount Publishers

ISBN-13: 9781862273825

Trade paperback

Valour: A History of the Gurkhas 1998, Overlook Books

ISBN-13: 9780879518172