The author was a light infantry officer, seconded to the Gurkha Battalion a month before the Argentine bandits invaded the Falklands. – The Gurkas are one of the finest infantry units in the world and are a highly valued component of the British Army – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: With The Gurkhas in the Falklands, A War Journal FILE: R2564 AUTHOR: Mike Seear PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 360 PRICE: £16.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Argentine bandits, Falklands Liberation, Falklands Task Force, Gurkha Rifles, light infantry, Nepalese
IMAGE: B2564jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/ycl24dbx LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The author was a light infantry officer, seconded to the Gurkha Battalion a month before the Argentine bandits invaded the Falklands. - The Gurkas are one of the finest infantry units in the world and are a highly valued component of the British Army – Most Highly Recommended. When the Argentine bandits invaded the Falklands, they thought it was an easy war and believed Britain too weak and decadent to do more than lodge protests at the United Nations. It must have come as a shock when Britain raised a carrier task force in weeks, carrying the cream of the British Army, and sent it 8,000 miles to liberate the Falkland islanders from fascist oppression. In a lighting campaign, the British cleansed the Falklands of the bandits and restored democracy and freedom. The Gurkas naturally formed part of that elite force and demonstrated their impressive professionalism in battle. The lying Argentines tried to circulate stories of Gurkha 'atrocities' as part of their propaganda attempts to win international approval for their criminal activities. Of course the Gurkhas do have a fiercesome reputation and many an Argentine invader must have feared meeting a Gurka in battle, but the Gurkhas have always behaved impeccably and served the British Army loyally. This is an excellent appraisal of the Gurkhas and their part in O peration Corporate. There is illustration in the form of sketches and photographs, making a fitting tribute to a fine fighting force. Jaya maha kali ayo gorkhali.