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Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Josh&Historyland » November 6th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Does anyone know of books or sources relating to this conflict? Which surprisingly falls into the era of the Napoleonic Wars and saw the death of Gillespie?

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby FBC-Elvas, Portugal » November 7th, 2013, 9:39 am

Wikipedia is generally good about recommending primary & secondary sources and articles - some online. There are a couple of online references among the notes. Hope this helps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Nepalese_War

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Josh&Historyland » November 7th, 2013, 4:03 pm

Thanks guys, just needed a place to start.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Josh&Historyland » November 7th, 2013, 8:28 pm

Just read the two chapters in Fortesque about the Napal War, really good stuff.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Josh&Historyland » January 31st, 2015, 12:55 pm

The Gurkha's have decided to celebrate the bicentenary of the corps this year, or at least start it, their websites are not too clear. Either way the Anglo Nepalese War is 200 years old. Quite truly it was one of the first colonial reverses of the 19th century. I'm still on the lookout for eyewitness accounts. And if anyone knows anything about Gurkha fortifications do please pass them on, I'm a little confused about what they looked like and what they were made of.

Ochterlorny it seems did not go into the business overconfident, or at least not more so than was usual, his initial moves were quite logical but he was not prepared to find such determined or skilful resistance, the Gurkha's too seemed impressed by their enemy. Hence the accord was achieved, though I think this was less to do with heartfelt admiration as an extension of the Sepoy system, I think the glue set during the mutiny when the Gurkha's stayed loyal.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Mark » February 2nd, 2015, 8:29 pm

The Gurkha War: The Anglo-Nepalese Conflict in North East India 1814-1816 by H. T. Prinsep. This book is available as a reprint by Leonaur.

However, for a more modern account try:

Britain's Gurkha War: The Invasion of Nepal, 1814-16 by John Pemble.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby Josh&Historyland » February 2nd, 2015, 11:27 pm

Thanks, Mark.

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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby 348 White » July 3rd, 2015, 7:24 am

The vivid account given of an officer in this conflict can be found in 'Memories of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp'.
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Re: Nepal 1814-16.

Postby caparkinson » December 20th, 2015, 10:54 am

Hi, wrote a small article about Shipp that includes extracts from his autobiography and the war with the Gurkhas. If you have five mins you may find it enjoyable - especially his hand to hand combat with a Gurkha commander http://www.caparkinson.com/post/130816458661/upfromtheranks
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