Defeat Into Victory The First Abridged Edition of Field-Marshall Viscount Slim's Account of the Burma War

Sir William Slim

Published by Cassell, 1962
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wiki quotes - Defeat into Victory is an account of the retaking of Burma by Allied forces during the Second World War by the British Field Marshal William Slim and published in the UK by Cassell in 1956. It was published in the United States as Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 by David McKay of New York in 1961. Slim was the commander of the British 14th Army which, in concert with American and Chinese forces, defeated the Imperial Japanese Army during the Burma Campaign. Defeat into Victory is widely regarded as a classic memoir of high command. [edit] Critical and popular reception Defeat into Victory received positive reviews on its publications, being praised for its insight and the quality of writing. In a review in Military Affairs Frank Trager describes it as 'extraordinary' and making 'a most valuable contribution to our understanding'[1] and thought it instructive in the light of contemporary American involvement in Vietnam. Louis Morton, writing in The Journal of Modern History considered it a work of 'wisdom, modesty, grace, and deep understanding', and 'an outstanding example of the best of British military memoirs' 468pp in this abridged book c.1962, book is internally in great order but tattered dj Size: 22cm. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Defeat Into Victory The First Abridged ...
Publisher: Cassell
Publication Date: 1962
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good

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