Saturday, 24 September 2011

A Potential Minor Distraction?



Whilst making my way home yesterday I made a point of popping in at discount book shop located close to Tottenham Court Road tube station (Aussie Paul will remember this one - if only for cheery disposition and welcoming smile of the owner!) and was very pleased I did.

I picked up a copy of the above title for £6.99 and what a little gem it is. The Ghurkas in service with the British Army have a long and proud tradition and I was always interested in how this came about. Look no further as this covers the entire period of the campaign of the invasion of Nepal 1814 to 1816.

It is very much a colonial campaign with a difference and pits a largely East India Company army against the redoubtable Ghurkhas.

I will report further but now have to devote myself to a days worth of filling in the en suite so bring on the Polyfilla!

Still no sign of the Bismarck(s)....:-(

2 comments:

Paul of the Man Cave said...

"Aussie Paul will remember this one - if only for cheery disposition and welcoming smile of the owner!"

Indeed I do - a good day indeed!

Which reminds me once again of this:
http://tasmancave.blogspot.com/2011/09/she-is-teasing-mepart-2.html#comments

David Crook said...

Hi Paul,

The Mem Sahib is obviously a lady of impeccable taste!

If you get the chance to park your new command alongside HMS Belfast for the day then let me know and we can do it again!

It was a brilliant day and no mistake!

All the best,

DC