Fully illustrated book detailing the human face of the Gurkha soldier.
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.
Following the latest Government guidance regarding COVID-19 and careful consideration of the current situation, The Gurkha Museum has decided to close its doors to the public in the interest of visitor and staff safety, effective immediately.
The Museum will remain closed until further notice but will continue to operate behind the scenes with reduced staff on call to answer queries during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will issue updates through our website and social media channels as soon as we become aware of further changes to our operations.
May we thank our Visitors, Friends and Supporters for their understanding and support through this difficult period.