Arc of the Gurkha

Arc of the Gurkha


By Alex Schlacher

Arc of the Gurkha is a striking and powerful book of photographs that reveal the human face of the legendary Brigade of Gurkhas, focusing on the individual soldiers, their backgrounds, experiences and careers, from recruitment to retirement.

Alex Schlacher has accompanied the Gurkhas in Afghanistan, Brunei and Australia; she has visited all the units in the Brigade as well as retired and medically discharged Gurkhas; and has taken intimate portraits of hundreds of soldiers and heard their stories. This book is the first to explore what it really means to be a Gurkha.

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