The Gurkhas are a famed band of warriors whose history has usually been told by outsiders. This book however is the result of in depth interviews with more than 100 Gurkha soldiers past and present, and for the first time depicts key military campaigns in the words of the men who were there. These eye witness accounts include the lengthy battles against the Japanese in the Burmese jungle, the action against Communist rebels in Malaya and Hong Kong, as well as more recent deployments, including the Falklands and Iraq. In this book, first published in 2002 and now in 2016 as a paperback, the authors provide a thorough introduction to Gurkha culture, a historical overview, a historical of each campaign fought and record some of the peculiarities of their encounters with these tough soldiers. To support the text there are 11 maps, 28 monochrome photographs, suggested further reading and an index.
Stuart Asquith, Author
This fantastic read by Adrian Greaves makes a solid stab at clearing up all the myths about Isandlwana. Events at Rorke's Drift and a succession of other bloody encounters are alluded to but not described. The Battle of Isandlwana sent a shockwave through the colonial communities of South Africa and across the world to London, the hub of the Empire, where the news was treated with immense shock.
War History Online