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Proud of you daii True Gurkha, RIP Dillisher Limbu, said: ‘My wife and I are immensely proud of our only beloved son who has sacrificed his life for the good of others.

Group of all ranks 2/2 Gurkhas, 9th Gurkhas and 6th Jats who have received honours or been mentioned in dispatches in this war [St Floris, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood. Date: 23 Jul 1915

Group of all ranks 2/2 Gurkhas, 9th Gurkhas and 6th Jats who have received honours or been mentioned in dispatches in this war [St Floris, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood. Reference: Photo 24/(69) From the Girdwood Collection held by the British Library. This image is part of the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 Date: 23 Jul 1915.

Gurkhas at War: The editors – who travelled 5,000 miles to rescue material from surviving soldiers – provide a thorough introduction to Gurkha culture, a historical overview of each campaign fought, and record some of the peculiarities of their encounters with these most resilient of soldiers.

Stefan Tomaszewski, 11-years old Polish volunteer soldier during the Warsaw Uprising, August 1944, Warsaw, Poland

Group of 2/2 Gurkhas who have not been absent from duty since the beginning of the war [near Merville, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood. Reference: Photo 24/(138) From the Girdwood Collection held by the British Library. This image is part of the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 Date: 26 Jul 1915.

'Assemblage of Ghoorkas', 1815. Robert Havell and Son after James Baillie Fraser. James Baillie Fraser (1783-1856) travelled through Nepal and the Himalayas in 1815. He described the Gurkha people: 'Their soldiers are stout, thick, well built men, in general; very active and strong for their size. They understand the use of the 'tulwar,' or sabre, and prefer close fighting, giving an onset with a loud shout: each man wears, besides his sword, a crooked, long, heavy knife, called 'cookree'.

Types of infantry used by the Ancient Greeks The hoplite was a heavy infantryman, the central focus of warfare in Ancient Greece that fought in tight formation. The Ekdromos (plural Ekdromoi) was the name of the Greek light hoplites that could break away from tight formation and chase or fend off enemy peltasts. A peltast was a type of light infantry in Ancient Greece who often...

If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.

The Queen marks 200 years of Gurkhas service as Prince Philip turns 94

Prince Harry, who was made an honorary Gurkha by the fearsome Nepalese warriors he served with in Afghanistan, meets with serving and veteran Gurkha soldiers. The 30-year-old royal revealed to guests that he wanted to join the Gurkhas