Gurkha: Better To Die Than Live A Coward: My Life In The Gurkhas

Author: Colour Sergeant Kailash Limbu
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  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780349140100
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Abacus
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  • : May 2016
  • : 197mm X 132mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 22.99
  • : July 2016
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  • : Colour Sergeant Kailash Limbu
  • : Paperback
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Description

In the summer of 2006, Colour-Sargeant Kailash Limbu's platoon was sent to relieve and occupy a police compound in the town of Now Zad in Helmand. He was told to prepare for a forty-eight hour operation. In the end, he and his men were under siege for thirty-one days - one of the longest such sieges in the whole of the Afghan campaign. Kailash Limbu recalls the terrifying and exciting details of those thirty-one days - in which they killed an estimated one hundred Taliban fighters - and intersperses them with the story of his own life as a villager from the Himalayas. He grew up in a place without roads or electricity and didn't see a car until he was fifteen. Kailash's descriptions of Gurkha training and rituals - including how to use the lethal Kukri knife - are eye-opening and fascinating. They combine with the story of his time in Helmand to create a unique account of one man's life as a Gurkha.