Blade of Honour

Issue Number: 5432

High in a mountain village in Nepal, a Gurkha warrior began to speak…

“Gather round and listen. Tonight I tell a story as fierce as the North-West frontier of India where the tale was born. A story of one of the greatest of our sons who left this village to serve with the British in two world wars as a Gurkha soldier — no braver, none tougher.

Yes, I speak of Manbir Limbu, the man of a thousand battles. And tonight, you will hear about his son, of a young English officer, and of a gleaming, razor-sharp kukri…the Blade of Honour.”


Story: E Hebden

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover: Gordon C Livingstone