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Slim, Master of War: Burma, 1942-5 (Paperback)
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Slim, Master of War: Burma, 1942-5 (Paperback)

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Published: 17/10/2019
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'Elegantly written and beautifully produced' TLS

How 'Uncle Bill' won the war in Burma

Defeated and demoralised, British units in the Far East had virtually been ejected from Burma when, in 1943, General W. J. Slim organised, trained and then deployed his famous 'forgotten' 14th Army to devastating effect, defeating the Japanese twice and liberating Burma in the process. One of the most innovative soldiers of his generation, Slim's 'smart' style of soldiering was startling in its modernity - and with it he achieved something no one believed possible.

An intelligent, compassionate commander, the unconventional Slim was also a heroic figure to the men he commanded - known affectionately to the ranks as 'Uncle Bill'. This biography tells the fascinating story of how he brought victory out of defeat; Lyman now gives him his rightful place, alongside Patton and Guderian, in the pantheon of eminent and unorthodox Second World War commanders.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472132833
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Lyman's well-researched, elegantly written and beautifully produced book is the best yet written on Slim - Times Literary SupplementRobert Lyman . . . asserts that Slim was the outstanding British general of the war. He is surely right - Sunday TelegraphAn admirable book, supported by well-documented research and backed by excellent maps. It will surely be on all staff college reading lists. - Journal of the Royal United Services Institute

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“Masterly”

On several occasions I was lucky enough to meet General Vo Nguyen Giap - the legendary commander of the North Vietnamese Forces. One question I asked him was, in his opinion, who was the finest general of the 20th... More

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“Great portrait of a great leader”

Slim was the man who did more than any to win the war for Burma. This is a fabulous book about a complex, determined leader. Highly recommended.

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