Bill Slim

Bill Slim

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  • Author: Robert Lyman
  • Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Short code: CMD 17
  • Publication Date: 20 Jul 2011
  • Number of Pages: 64
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Bill' Slim was one of the greatest British generals of World War II. In a career that stretched from 1914 until 1958, Bill Slim's greatest triumphs came in India and Burma in the long war against the Japanese. Thrust into a desperate situation, he orchestrated the longest retreat in British Army history in the withdrawal from Burma. He then turned on the Japanese in India, shattered their army, and pursued them to destruction. Apart from his great military victories, Slim also left a legacy of training and morale building that endures in the British Army to this day. This book examines both Bill Slim's military career and his place in military history by examining some of his greatest battles and the strategy and tactics that set him apart from his contemporaries.

Biographical Note

Robert Lyman is the author of two Campaign Series titles: Iraq 1941 (2006) and Kohima 1944 (2010). He has also written Slim, Master of War (Constable, 2004), First Victory (Constable, 2006), The Generals: From Defeat to Victory in Asia, 1941-45 (Constable, 2008), The Longest Siege, Tobruk. The Battle that Saved North Africa (Macmillan, 2009) Japan's Last Bid for Victory (Praetorian Press, 2011) and Mission Impossible, The Remarkable Story of the Cockleshell Raid (Quercus, 2011). Robert is also the Chairman of the Kohima Educational Trust (www.kohimaeducationaltrust).Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied Illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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