General Slim

Discussion in 'The Book Club' started by gouglyearly, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. Any one recommend a good book about General Slim?
     
  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Not about but by, Defeat into victory!
     
  3. Cheers will try and get hold of a copy.
     
  4. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I have a first edition with a dust jacket, happy I am!
     
  6. Slim, Master of War:Burma and the Birth of Modern Warfare



    Slim
     
  7. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  8. 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.
     
  9. i think the publisher of Defeat into Victory is looking to re release it in september
     
  10. 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
     
  11. rampant

    rampant LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

  12. Andy_S

    Andy_S LE Book Reviewer

    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.
     
  13. " the Admirals"by Andrew Lambert also recommended