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0713914661 - Farwell, B.: The Gurkhas.
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Farwell, B. (?):

The Gurkhas. (?)

ISBN: 0713914661 (?) or 9780713914665, in english, Allen Lane, London, first edition, 1984. Used

£ 7.52 ( 9.00)¹(without obligation)
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From Seller/Antiquarian, Wykeham Books, [3913]
From the blurb: "The Gurkha regiments of the British Army are considered to be some of the finest infantrymen in the world. They fought alongside the British during the Indian Mutiny, in France, Gallipoli, Suez and Mesopotamia during the First World War, and on every front in the Second World War from Singapore to Italy and North Africa. They have also fought in countless smaller wars - 'the savage wars of peace' - on the North-West Frontier of India, in Malaya, Borneo and, most recently, the Falklands. Recruited from the foothills of the Himalayas since the early nineteenth century, these tough Nepalese tribesmen have served Britain over the years with incredible loyalty, tenacity and courage: since 1911, when they first became eligible for Britain's highest decoration for bravery, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victoria Cross - an unmatched record. In this book, the author traces the history of the Gurkhas from the formation of the first battalion in 1816 to the present day. As well as their wartime exploits, portrayed in vivid and sometimes harrowing detail, he also describes the characteristics, customs and festivals of the Gurkhas, their family life and traditions, their recruitment and training and their peacetime role in Britain and abroad. In this thoroughly researched yet readable portrayal of the 'bravest, most cheerful and most loyal mercenaries to fight under any flag', Byron Farwell makes an important contribution to the military and social history of the British Army.", Cloth, 8vo, 22 cm, 317 pp, 1 map, portraits. Name and inscription on front free endpaper, the top fore-edge corner of which has been clipped away. Otherwise Very Good in Very Good dustwrapper. 0713914661
9780713914665 - Byron Farwell: The Gurkhas
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Byron Farwell (?):

The Gurkhas (1984) (?)

ISBN: 9780713914665 (?) or 0713914661, in english, 317 pages, A. Lane, hardcover, New, first edition

£ 55.95 ($ 75.14)¹ + Shipping: £ 2.97 ($ 3.99)¹ = £ 58.92 ($ 79.13)¹(without obligation)
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From Seller/Antiquarian, Wisepenny
"Filled with interesting and often highly entertaining historical anecdotes, and there are some rare photographs and illustrations. . . . Lucid, well written. . . . A very sound contribution to our understanding of British Empire and South Asian history."—Choice This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkable valor. Their story is as colorful and as romantic as that of the French Foreign Legion, and yet it has never been fully or adequately told. hardcover, Ausgabe: 1st, Label: A. Lane, A. Lane, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 1984, Studio: A. Lane, Verkaufsrang: 10500772
9780713914665 - Byron Farwell: The Gurkhas
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Byron Farwell (?):

The Gurkhas (1984) (?)

ISBN: 9780713914665 (?) or 0713914661, in english, 317 pages, A. Lane, hardcover, Used, first edition

£ 14.89 ($ 20.00)¹ + Shipping: £ 2.97 ($ 3.99)¹ = £ 17.86 ($ 23.99)¹(without obligation)
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From Seller/Antiquarian, Yak and Yeti Books
"Filled with interesting and often highly entertaining historical anecdotes, and there are some rare photographs and illustrations. . . . Lucid, well written. . . . A very sound contribution to our understanding of British Empire and South Asian history."—Choice This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkable valor. Their story is as colorful and as romantic as that of the French Foreign Legion, and yet it has never been fully or adequately told. hardcover, Ausgabe: 1st, Label: A. Lane, A. Lane, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 1984, Studio: A. Lane, Verkaufsrang: 10500772
9780713914665 - Byron Farwell: The Gurkhas
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Byron Farwell (?):

The Gurkhas (1984) (?)

ISBN: 9780713914665 (?) or 0713914661, in english, 317 pages, A. Lane, hardcover, Used, first edition

£ 1.14 ($ 1.52)¹ + Shipping: £ 2.97 ($ 3.99)¹ = £ 4.11 ($ 5.51)¹(without obligation)
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From Seller/Antiquarian, Infinity Books and Media
"Filled with interesting and often highly entertaining historical anecdotes, and there are some rare photographs and illustrations. . . . Lucid, well written. . . . A very sound contribution to our understanding of British Empire and South Asian history."—Choice This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkable valor. Their story is as colorful and as romantic as that of the French Foreign Legion, and yet it has never been fully or adequately told. hardcover, Ausgabe: 1st, Label: A. Lane, A. Lane, Produktgruppe: Book, Publiziert: 1984, Studio: A. Lane, Verkaufsrang: 10500772
9780713914665 - Farwell , Byron: The Gurkhas
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Farwell , Byron (?):

The Gurkhas (1984) (?)

ISBN: 9780713914665 (?) or 0713914661, in english, Allen Lane, London, England, hardcover, Used, with dust jacket

£ 4.95 ( 5.93)¹ + Shipping: £ 7.91 ( 9.47)¹ = £ 12.86 ( 15.40)¹(without obligation)
From Seller/Antiquarian, Sharston Books [885665], Manchester, United Kingdom
Used book, clean, bright and tight, very lightly used. Dustjacket has a little rubbing and shelfwear. In this book the author traces the history of the Gukhas from the formation of the first battalion in 1816 to the persent. As well as their wartime exploits. portrayed in vivid and sometimes harrowing detail, he also describes the charcteristics, customs and festivals of the Gurkhas, their family life and traditions.