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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:34 p.m. PST

"There were many unique and interesting units that arose from all corners of the globe during World War II. From the Gurkhas of Nepal to the formation of the first British Special Forces unit to the Spetsnaz, we take a look at eight of the most interesting…."
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Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 8:42 p.m. PST

The Gurkhas arose during WWII? Amazing! So… who were that mob the Brits were hiring prior to that? A random collection of blackguards and ne'erdowells I suppose.

As to the Free French being "Special Forces"… Yeesh. Where does the writer get his definitions?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Feb 2021 10:09 p.m. PST

Maybe he refered to the Legion étrangère?….

"During the Second World War (1939-45) over 110,000 men served in 40 Gurkha battalions in battles in the Western Desert, Italy, Greece, Malaya, Singapore and Burma. Nearly 30,000 Gurkhas were killed or wounded. … Six other Gurkha regiments were allocated to the post-independence Indian Army…"


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