The Gurkhas have a long and distinguished service record. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organisation of the Gurkha rifles. It traces the 19th origins of the now famous Gurkha regiments and also covers their service history during the Great Mutiny and the 3rd Afghan War. During the two World Wars the Gurhah rifles performed countless tours of duty and their regimental battle honours listed in the book bear testimony to their extensive service. A series of full colour illustrations accompany the text.
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Table of Contents
Introduction · Early History · The Nepal War · Early Years · The Great Mutiny · Post-Mutiny Expansion · The Umbeyla Campaign · The 3rd Afghan War · Burma 2nd Assam · Chitral · The Tirah Campaign · Tibet 1903 · The World Wars · Partition · New Formations · Notes on Uniforms.