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Their ferocity is as legendary as their loyalty to the British Monarch and their regimental histories are crammed with acts
of incredible bravery and sacrifice. The Gurkhas’ particular reputation as fearsome fighting men remains undisputed and the mere threat of their kukri knives has put fear into the hearts of opposing forces throughout the world.
The Gurkhas have been on the British frontlines since 1815 and these small but extraordinarily tough fighters have demonstrated their courage ever since, in battles ranging from the Indian Mutiny through Afghanistan to Kosovo.
John Parker has fully updated his bestselling book to include the Gurkhas’ recent operations in Africa and to celebrate their successful campaigning for British citizenship. His book is a fascinating testimony to a fighting force that stands
dramatically apart in British military history.
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