Slim, Master of War

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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. 'Lyman's well-researched, elegantly written and beautifully produced book is the best yet written on Slim' Times Literary Supplement 'Robert Lyman . . . asserts that Slim was the outstanding British general of the war. He is surely right' Sunday Telegraph 'This significant book . . . is a much needed and scholarly addition to the literature of the Burma War' Soldier Magazine
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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. 'Lyman's well-researched, elegantly written and beautifully produced book is the best yet written on Slim' Times Literary Supplement 'Robert Lyman . . . asserts that Slim was the outstanding British general of the war. He is surely right' Sunday Telegraph 'This significant book . . . is a much needed and scholarly addition to the literature of the Burma War' Soldier Magazine
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AuthorRobert Lyman
PublisherConstable
PlaceLondon
Year2020-11-03
ISBN9781472132833
BindingPaperback
ConditionVery Good
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