The Gurkhas have a long and distinguished service record. This book examines the uniforms, equipment, history and organization of the Gurkha rifles. It traces the 19th origins of the now famous Gurkha regiments and also covers their service history during the Great Mutiny and the 3rd Afghan War. During the two World Wars the Gurkha rifles performed countless tours of duty and their regimental battle honors listed in the book bear testimony to their extensive service. A series of full color illustrations accompany the text.