From our friends at spartanat.com: There aren’t many books that you know are going to be extraordinary even before you open them. “Arc of the Gurkha” is one of those.
Maybe because everything about this project is extraordinary: during an embed with the US Marines in Helmand Province/Afghanistan, Austrian photographer Alex Schlacher meets the Gurkhas, warriors with a legendary history. An agreement with the Kingdom of Gorkha (today’s Nepal) in 1815 allowed Great Britain the recruitment of local warriors for the East India Company (and subsequently the British and Indian Armies). Those Nepalese soldiers have since been fighting in every major global conflict the British Army has been involved in.
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