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

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Overview

Field Marshal Viscount Slim (1891-1970) led shattered British forces from Burma to India in one of the lesser-known but more nightmarish retreats of World War II. He then restored his army's fighting capabilities and morale with virtually no support from home and counterattacked. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma.

The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461660934
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/09/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 616
Sales rank: 105,734
File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

CONTENTS BOOK I Defeat Chapter Page I INTO BURMA 3 H FIRST IMPRESSIONS 23 III A CHAPTER OF MISFORTUNES 41 IV DISASTER 60 V EVACUATION $9 VI AFTERMATH III CONTENTS BOOK V The Decisive Battle Chapter Page XVII APPROACH TO THE IRRAWADDY 373 XVlll CROSSING THE IRRAWADDY 407 XIX THE VITAL THRUST 435 XX THE BATTLE OF THE IRRAWADDY SHORE 458 BOOK VI Victory XXI THE RACE TO RANGOON 4'79 XXII THE LAST BATTLE 508 XXIII AFTERTHOUGHTS 535 INDEX 553 BOOK II Forging the Weapon VII THE THREE VAS I2$ VIII THE FIRST ARAKAN CAMPAIGN 147 IX THE FOUNDATIONS I6$ BOOK III The Weapon is Tested X THE BEST-LAID PLANS 199 XI PATTERN FOR VICTORY 223 XII THE NORTHERN FRONT 24$ BOOK IV The Tide Turns XIll HOW IT WAS PLANNED 2$f )[IV HOW IT HAPPENED 296 XV ATTRITION 315 XVI PURSUIT 347

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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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago