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Summary: Film showing the importance and prestige of belonging to the famous Gurkha Regiment.
Description: The film shows His Majesty the King paying tribute to the Gurkhas, and in India the Viceroy paying a similar tribute for their gallantry on the eastern fronts. Footage of Nepal, showing the people and the countryside, with a discussion of the governmental and ruling system. The Gurkhas coming down from the hills to British India, which they do every year - the old men to draw their pensions and the young fellows to join the regiment. The recruiting procedure. A discussion of how the organisation looks after a Gurkhas affairs even after he has left the regiment, and film of the bazaar that the department has built to help with the Gurkha's shopping. More footage of recruitment, with an emphasis being placed on the high standard of physique. The film concludes by showing some successful recruits and indicating that they are about to start their careers as Gurkha soldiers.
Production Country: India
Production Details: Interservice Public Relations Directorate, India (Production sponsor)
Public Relations Film Unit, India (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: George VI, King (person)
British Army, Gurkhas (regiment/service)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 1
Footage: 880 ft; Running time: 10 mins
Notes: Production: some sources credit production company as Crown.
Technical: this is the shorter version edited by the Ministry of Information; see CIN 231A for the full original version (2 reels, 1771 ft) and CIN 231B which is a Nepalese version (reel 2 only).