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He is a warrior, a warrior by race and tradition, for whom there is no other reason to live, since the world began. And he fights in the army of the Emperor of India, with the same valour deployed by his ancestors in the wars they conducted over the centuries. Though he wears the British uniform and the turned up hat, his chinstrap underlines a unique and oriental face, prominent cheekbones, narrowed eyes, stiff moustache, a mongolian face, recalling nearby China. The Gurkhas have given England a magnificent contingent, never weary, always ready and up for the harshest tasks. On the high plateaus of India, in the oldest landscapes in the world, it seems they drank at an endless spring of strength, vitality and courage.