Gurkha Tales: From Peace and War, 1945–2011 by John Cross

By John Cross

J. P. pass has spent sixty seven years one of the Gurkhas, first as a serving officer after which as a resident of Nepal, being the one foreigner within the heritage of the rustic to be allowed to be either a home- and land-owner. His language skill is such that, even after ninety mins of being interviewed at the radio, simply those that famous his voice knew he was once now not a Nepali.

With this unheard of wisdom and event, the writer has produced a distinct sequence of articles, written over the last fifty years. those disguise occasions in his personal occupation, together with the time he stumbled on himself accountable for a eastern battalion battling nationalist guerrillas in Indo-China in 1945, and jungle war in Malaya through the Emergency, in addition to descriptions of the character of the Gurkha soldier and his dating with the British, first as a part of the military of the Raj, and later within the smooth British Army.

Informative, a laugh and sometimes relocating, this anthology supplies an perception into essentially the most enduring cross-cultural relationships in British army heritage, one of many few surviving from the age of Empire.

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