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Any one recommend a good book about General Slim?
Not about but by, Defeat into victory!
Cheers will try and get hold of a copy.
The Standard Bearer
or, The Master of War
I have a first edition with a dust jacket, happy I am!
Slim, Master of War:Burma and the Birth of Modern Warfare
Another one by the man himself: Unofficial History
Slim's "Unofficial History" is autobiographical, and a cracking read. Typically it opens with a mention of his first going to France - with the Conscientious Objectors!
I was lucky enough to meet Slim (FM as he was by that time) when I was in my teens.
A little about General Slim here.
The school I attended was named after him, and of course we had to learn a little about this great man.
i think the publisher of Defeat into Victory is looking to re release it in september
I read a book called " The Generals" recently but can't renmember the author, very good all about the leaders on both sides of the war in Burma
Not sure it this is on target, but I am writing a book that features his son as a prominent character...he fought with the Gurkhas in Burma, with the Argylls in Korea and then went on to command the SAS. He currently sits in the House of Lords.
" the Admirals"by Andrew Lambert also recommended
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