Osprey Publishing CMD17 Bill Slim

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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.


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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