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THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS

Editorial: Gurkha Welfare Trusts, London, 1987
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
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THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Gurkha Welfare Trusts, London. 44pp Illustrated Trade paperback. This copy is in fine, nearly new condition bound in illustrated green faux hide card covers. This copy has been signed and dated by Captain Rambahadur Limbu VC, MVO on the title page with no other dedication. This copy was signed and dated 31st July 2012 on the occasion of the author's visit to the UK to attend upon Her Majesty on the occasion of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as a Queen's Gurkha Officer. Gurkha soldiers have been a vital part of the British Army for almost two hundred years. They have fought bravely in both the First and Second World War. Since then they have served with distinction in Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Borneo, Cyprus, The Falklands, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. At its height it was believed that there were over 110,000 Gurkha troops but now they number less than 3,500. The Victoria Cross has been awarded thirteen times to Gurkha soldiers. Rambahadur Limbu was approximately 26 years old, and was a Lance-Corporal in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Princess Mary's Own Gurkha Rifles, British Army during the Indonesian Confrontation when, on 21 November 1965 in Sarawak, Borneo, Lance-Corporal Rambahadur Limbu was in an advance party of 16 Gurkhas when they encountered about 30 Indonesians holding a position on the top of a jungle-covered hill. The lance-corporal went forward with two men, but when they were only 10 yards from the enemy machine-gun position, the sentry opened fire on them, whereupon Limbu rushed forward and killed him with a grenade. The remaining enemy combatants then opened fire on the small party, wounding the two men with the lance-corporal who, under heavy fire, made three journeys into the open, two to drag his comrades to safety and one to retrieve their Bren gun, with which he charged down and killed many of the enemy. Captain Rambuhadra Limbu VC, MVO is one of just nine surviving recipients of the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration awarded for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’ to members of the armed forces of Britain and the Commonwealth. Ref J1 Size: 44pp. N° de ref. de la librería 011993

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Título: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS

Editorial: Gurkha Welfare Trusts, London

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Condición del libro:Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Rambahadur Limbu VC

Edición: Reprint.

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