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A revisit after forty years.,
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This review is from: Bugles and a Tiger: My Life in the Gurkhas (Cassell Military Paperbacks) (Paperback)
I first read this on recommendation, while serving with the British Army in Malaya in the mid sixties. It was a good read then for a twenty year old, but re-reading it some forty years later was a wonderful surprise. What an eye opener it would be for young officers now to see how officers had to live for their foreseeable lives (and enjoyed it!), and although there is undoubtedly a job to be done in the modern army in some extremely tough places, there is no doubt that this era was tough and ugly. But in the company of those wonderful Gurkhas, some some fun could be had too. As a fellow rifleman of a sister regiment it was a joy to re-read, but anyone with an interest in military history, or simply wanting to read a true story of someone telling their story of a fascinating life could do no better than to read this. I look forward to reading the next part of this fascinating autobiography; The Road Past Mandalay.