Courage and Captivity: The Gurkhas at the Siege of Kut

In popular memory, the First World War is often characterised more by its tragedies than its triumphs. Although many are familiar with the first day of the Somme, the laboured offensives around Passchendaele and the abortive campaign at Gallipoli, one of the British Armies worst defeats, in any conflict, is relatively unknown. This is the Siege of Kut.

Off the Battlefield, On the Scene

For over 200 years, Gurkha soldiers, recruited from Nepal, have loyally served this country, many making the ultimate sacrifice. The Gurkha Museum preserves the heritage of the Brigade of Gurkhas and tells this story to the British public.  This exhibition showcases the remarkable range of support that Gurkhas and the wider military give to the community at times of need. From supporting the UK’s Covid-19 response to anti-poaching patrols in Kenya, this exhibition will highlight their vital roles, serving the country, away from the battlefield.”

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