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The Resource It Happens with Gurkhas : Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015, J.P. Cross, (electronic resource)

It Happens with Gurkhas : Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015, J.P. Cross, (electronic resource)

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It Happens with Gurkhas : Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015
Title
It Happens with Gurkhas
Title remainder
Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015
Statement of responsibility
J.P. Cross
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gurkhas have served with the British for almost 200 years, first with the army of the East India Company, then with the Indian Army of the Raj, and then in 1947 becoming an integral part of the British Army. This anthology of articles from The Kukri by J. P. Cross covers much of the past sixty years of their history, taking in the last days of the Second World War and the Indonesian Confrontation in the 1960s, and also gives an insight into the culture and beliefs of these renowned soldiers. As a Gurkha officer, J. P. Cross had many unusual experiences in his long career: in 1945, for example, he was attached to a Japanese battalion in Indochina which was fighting for the British against the Viet Minh, and the only photograph taken of this Japanese unit finally laying down its weapons appears in this book. Later, he just managed to resolve a potentially deadly dispute between an offended Gurkha and a visiting South Vietnamese trainee at the Jungle Warfare School. He also describes several seemingly supernatural experiences whilst serving with troops from a culture where such things are firmly believed in. This is a unique anthology drawn from an equally unique military career and a relationship with the Gurkhas that has lasted for over half a century
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Cross, J. P
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
It Happens with Gurkhas : Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015, J.P. Cross, (electronic resource)
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http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2OTMwNw==
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frd00010607
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Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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Isbn
9780750969307
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) i9780750969307
  • (Sirsi) b1462227
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Label
It Happens with Gurkhas : Tales from an English Nepali, 1944-2015, J.P. Cross, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTc4MDc1MDk2OTMwNw==
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00010607
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (224 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780750969307
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780750969307
  • (Sirsi) b1462227
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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