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

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

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

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

The Readers Companion to Military History
These memoirs rank with those of Ulysses S. Grant as one of the few honest testaments [of war].
The New York Times Book Review
An outstanding work in the field of war.
Time
One of the war's few great captains......a soldier who can reconstruct battles as brilliantly as he fought them.
The Readers Companion To Military History
These memoirs rank with those of Ulysses S. Grant as one of the few honest testaments [of war].

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410225
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
616
Sales rank:
275,359
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.21(d)

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