02 February 2011

Gurkhas Still Bad Ass

The Gurkhas are soldiers from the Nepal, some of whom provide units in the militaries of India and Britain. They have a reputation was being elite. It appears to be deserved.

Retiring Gurkha Soldier Saves Woman from Being Raped, Uses Large Knife to Fend off Gang of 40 Knife– and Sword-Wielding Robbers (Killing 3 and Injuring 8)

From here citing this story.

Some accounts but the number of attackers as low as fifteen, but some accounts say they had guns.

The Martial Race concept attached to Gurkha and other ethnicities by the British also provides some insight into the workings of 19th century European imperalist racism outside the more familiar contexts of either slavery or the Third Reich.

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