World’s Best Mercenaries?

“Better to die than be a coward.” In the hill villages of Nepal live the mighty Gurkhas, heralded as the world’s famous mercenaries. Although the average Gurkha man stands at five-foot and three-inches tall, their determination knows no limits. The prestige associated with the Gurkha name is so immense that thousands of young Nepalese men clamour for a spot in foreign Gurkha-only military units, of which the British army is the largest ’employer’.
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