Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945

Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945

by Field-Marshal Viscount William Slim, David Hogan (Introduction)

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Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
jcovington on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Slim's memoirs are the best I've ever read from a World War II Commander. He is self depricating, honest, fair minded and decent. He is also a very good writer.You will learn a lot about the forgotten Burma campaign and really appreciate how he cobbled his army together in spite of massive supply and support gaps.
Miro on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An excellent autobiography looking at the dynamics of the WW2 Burma campaign and final victory against the Japanese. William Slim managed to combine good preparation, strategy, drive and flexibility while maintaining extraordinarily good levels of morale. A great achievement against a particularly loathsome (and still unrepentant as of 2006) enemy.
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MWShort on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Defeat into Victory is simply the finest memoir by a GO that I have ever read, and one of the best ever. Slim manages to avoid any sense of self-justification, and instead clearly analyzes both his accomplishments as 14 Army Commander, and his shortcomings. For those interested in the Burma theater, I also recommend The Road Past Mandalay, by John Masters, who served as a staff officer and brigade commander during the British campaigns there.
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