The Gurkha Rifles

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The Gurkha Rifles

By J.B.R. Nicholson; Michael Roffe (Illustrator)

Osprey Publishing, Paperback, 9780850451962, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 1974


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 Century origins of the now famous Gurkha regiments and also covers their service history during the Great Mutiny of 1857 and the 3rd Afghan War (1919). 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.

About the Author
The late Colonel Nicholson served in the Indian Army and was a founding member of the Sealed Knot Society, along with Brigadier P.D. Young. He was a prolific and talented author who worked on a number of Osprey titles.