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This goes beyond the normal boundaries of military history: travelling extensively in Nepal, Parker has met many Gurkhas to investigate the background to their traditional service to Britain and the threat that this is now under. He recounts famous battles during which these fighters collected a huge number of VCs, earning worldwide admiration.
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Praise for John Parker's The Death of a Hero:
'Never, as far as I know, has there been such a telling account of the intelligence agencies' self-inflicted wounds' Cal McCrystal, Sunday Times
Praise for The Gurkhas:
'An in-depth investigation into the history and mystique of these fighting men' Sarah Broadhurst
An updated in-depth investigation into the history and mystique of the Gurkha regiments
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Book Description Headline Book Pub Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0747275777
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