What great and brave fighters were the Gurkhas. Gurkhas ambush Japanese in Burmese jungle. A Gurkha soldier assisting a wounded comrade. An image by Cecil Beaton from the Arakan Campaign, Burma, January 1943 – May 1945.
Second World War Indian Army formation badge for 17th Indian Infantry Division. The original formation badge featured a streak of lightning, but after the Japanese radio propagandist, Tokyo Rose, had called it 'the division whose sign is a yellow streak', and it had been driven out of Burma, the lucky black cat was adopted in 1943.