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Cold War Skirmishes: The Gurkhas
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:57:38 PM »
The British Army has contained many famous units throughout its long history, ranging from the 95th Rifles of the Napoleonic era through to the SAS. Counted amongst them is the Gurkhas, Nepalese soldiers who have fought alongside the British forces since the first Gurkha unit was raised in 1815 following the Anglo-Nepalese War. This week we'll be covering the British Army's Gurkha units during the Cold War period, featuring an brief overview of their history, training and some role play material and suggestions.

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Re: Cold War Skirmishes: The Gurkhas
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2017, 11:57:24 PM »
The Pani Patiya thing is interesting - given the lack of seas around the Gurkha homelands a special set of social rules regarding crossing them is a curious cultural development.
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Re: Cold War Skirmishes: The Gurkhas
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 02:48:56 PM »
It might be something to do with Hindus being forbidden to cross 'black water' unless given special dispensation and when they returned a special purification ceremony (which is the pani patiya) is required.