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Anecdotes and stories of the Gurkha soldier

Kesar Lall

Anecdotes and stories of the Gurkha soldier

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Published by Tiwari"s Pilgrims Book House in Kathmandu, Nepal .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gurkha soldiers

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-70).

    Other titlesPilgrims anecdotes and stories of the Gurkha soldier
    StatementKesar Lall.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA853.N35 L35 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 70 p. ;
    Number of Pages70
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3622253M
    LC Control Number2002401308
    OCLC/WorldCa44568507

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The book is also enlivened by the author's travelogue account of a recent visit to Nepal/5(4). Gurkha, scris câteodată gorkha ori ghurka, (în limba nepaleză) sunt locuitori ai s s-au distins de-a lungul istoriei prin fapte de arme luptând în rândurile armatei Indiei Britanice, Regatului Unit și celei nepaleze.

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