Gurkha officers


Today’s post pays homage to some of most fascinating soldiers of the Great War (and other conflicts too): the Nepalese Gurkhas. Here’s a portrait of some of their officers (calles “subedar”) at their arrival in Marseille, France. During WW1, more than 200,000 Gurkhas served in the British Army, suffering approximately 20,000 casualties, and receiving almost 2,000 gallantry awards.

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