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How Nepalese Gurkhas helped put down the riots in Hong Kong in 1960s

In Gurkha Odyssey, Peter Duffell, commander of the British forces in Hong Kong from 1989-92, tells the story of 200 years of service by the Nepalese Gurkhas. In this edited excerpt, Duffell describes a Hong Kong rocked by riots during the 1960s – events that resonate today as the city again struggles with unrest

17 Nov 2019 - 3:00PM

In Gurkha Odyssey, Peter Duffell, commander of the British forces in Hong Kong from 1989-92, tells the story of 200 years of service by the Nepalese Gurkhas. In this edited excerpt, Duffell describes a Hong Kong rocked by riots during the 1960s – events that resonate today as the city again struggles with unrest

How Nepalese Gurkhas helped put down the riots in Hong Kong in 1960s