My father’s light machine gun company was attached to the Canadian 5th Armoured Division, which was part of the British 8th Army in Italy in 1944, when it broke through the Germam lines southwest of Monte Cassino and opened the road to Rome. There was a Gurkha unit fighting with the Canadians. Dad said they weren’t much for open combat, but were deadly night fighters because of their stealth and skill with knives. They terrorized German sentries.
Now if only General Clark had cut off the retreating Germans instead of diverting the Anzio breakout to Rome for purposes of personal vanity, the Italy campaign would have ended 6 months earlier and saved another 200,000 Allied casualties (not to mention free up hundreds of thousands of Allied troops to help clear the Germans out of France more quickly). Alas, that is a story for a different thread.
Dad was in the 5th Army (forward artillery observer) in Italy.
He did comment to me once that if you requested to see their weapon, they would oblige but always drew blood (their own)