Vol. 2 No. 4 … Gurkha Cook … Closeup of 8th Army Indian Troops in Italy ……….. This Mongolian, Gurkha, cook stirs rice in his sandbagged kitchen at the Italian front. He squats in the mud over the stove’s fuel tank, preparing one of the two meals Indian Army troops get each day. Conical metal cup stuck in dirt behind cook is all-purpose container. YANK photographer Pfc. Werner Wolff caught him cooking night meal.