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Talk:List of Gurkhas supposedly killed in the Falklands and what their "names" actually mean

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Eh?

What is the point of this page? Why were these people 'supposedly' killed? Shouldn't there be some sort of explanation somewhere? Proximo 13:03, 3 November 2007 (UTC)

This goes back to the days that Erwin Schatzer, our Argentinian fantasist was inventing casualty rates in the falklands - originating page here. It does need some explanation doesn't it! --Rabid Hams 13:14, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


I'm a middle-aged hippy student so apologies if you know all this, but during my MA in WW1 studies, we had an ex-Gurkha officer, Gordon Corrigan, come and give a talk on the Indian Army on the Western Front.

Speaking in the bar afterwards, he said that the Gurkhas were furious in the Falklands because the Argentinian conscripts all ran away when they heard they were to face the Gurkhas. There was an empty trench with some pamphlet in Spanish about how hard the Gurkhas were so they sensibly bottled it.* So they never faced the enemy in the whole campaign. Hence their anger and disgust.

{*I accept you lot probably don't think legging it from the enemy is that sensible, but I said I'm a hippy, and it stopped lives being needlessly wasted.}

This is why this page is useful. It explains their behaviour. They were scared of them, and knew they'd bottled it, but this allows them to pretend the opposite. People create myths to lie to themselves about their failings. --Ganpati23 (talk) 02:38, 25 October 2018 (UTC)