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The Steadfast Gurkha; Historical Record of 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles 1948-1982 (Volume 3)

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Title:The Steadfast Gurkha; Historical Record of 6th Queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifles 1948-1982 (Volume 3)


Author:Charles Messenger

Publisher:A Leo Cooper Book

Publish Year:1985

Edition:First edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Gorkha/Gurkha | Conflict/War/Military



Size:160 x 230 x 12 mm


Price:USD 18.80

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  • This book covers the period 1948-82, taking the reader from turbulence brought about the granting of independence to India in 1947, through the long years of the Malayan emergency, confrontation in Borneo, the periodic overspills into Hong Kong of communist China's internal upheavals, to Belize and peacetime soldering in Britain and Brunei. Although these events are described mainly through the eyes of the Regiment , the book gives a broad account of the background and course of the campaigns in which the 6th queen Elizabeth's Own Gurkha Rifle have taken part.

    Above all, this is a story of that gallant and loyal hillman from Nepal, the Gurkha Rifleman. His courage and steadfastness, imperturbability and humour shine through on every page. Written by a distinguish military historian, this book is a valuable addition not just to the history of the Gurkhas themselves, but to that of the postwar British army as well.

    Charles Messenger

    Charles Messenger served for twenty years as an officer in the Royal Tank Regiment before becoming a fulltime military historian and defense analyst. He is the author of nearly forty books, including The Steadfast Gurkha. He lives in London, England.
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