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SLIM: The Standard Bearer Paperback – April 21, 2009. The book does a nice job, on the one hand, describing his "comeback" in Burma. However, the book is not very well written and there is a paucity of maps to help the reader make sense of his campaigns.

SLIM: The Standard Bearer Paperback – April 21, 2009. by. Ronald Lewin (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. And, sometimes, the text becomes confusing with its enumeration of units and oddities like a discussion of General Wingate;s death-followed by many pages about the tense relations between him and Slim.

Willim J. Slim was a somewhat unlikely major figure in World War II. He came from a less than grand background, his father being unsuccessful in his business career. As a result, Slim went into the British military. In World War I, he survived the ghastly Gallipoli campaign and then served in what is now Iraq. After that, service in the Indian Army.

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This portrait is matched in a brilliant biography by Ronald Lewin. It documents the life of William Slim in the two World Wars, the inter-war years he spent in India and time spent in Burma, as leader of the 14th Army, where he was known as Uncle Bill to his soldiers. Born into a Bristolian family, Field Marshal the Viscount Slim (1891-1970) was blessed with none of the advantages of wealth and social position that eased the progress of many army officers.

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Slim, the Standard Bearer : A Biography of Field-Marshall the Viscount Slim. All of this, and many who read about World War II have never heard of hi. lim was born the son of an unsuccessful businessman from Birmingham. His father sold wholesale hardware, and went bankrupt when Slim was in his teens, prompting the young man to look for a job that would afford him a paycheck for little outlay.

Slim, the standardbearer: a biography of Field-Marshal the Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC (1976), ISBN 9780850522181.

Lewin did not begin writing books until the age of 54. He wrote nine books during his lifetime and was working on a one-volume history of World War II at the time of his death. Slim, the standardbearer: a biography of Field-Marshal the Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC (1976), ISBN 9780850522181. The life and death of the Afrika Korps (1977)

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Field Marshall the Viscount Slim (1891-1970) was blessed with none of the advantages of wealth and social position that erased the progress of many army officers. With no armoury apart for his integrity, his personality and his intellect, he rose to the pinnacle of his profession as one of the finest fighting Generals of World War II on either side. Ronald Lewin's biography charts Bill Slim's life from humble beginnings through World War I, the inter-war years to his leadership of the 14th Army in Burma.

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Jia
Willim J. Slim was a somewhat unlikely major figure in World War II. He came from a less than grand background, his father being unsuccessful in his business career. As a result, Slim went into the British military. In World War I, he survived the ghastly Gallipoli campaign and then served in what is now Iraq. After that, service in the Indian Army. World War II? He made his major contribution as an officer in Burma, and is often overlooked as a result.

He began WW II as a corps commander. The British were driven out of Burma by the Japanese. Slim had become commander of British forces when they reengaged in Burma. The book does a good job of describing his strategic and tactical sense as, slowly, the British began to take control against the Japanese. Slim made major contributions as commander. He developed a good working relationship with Lord Mountbatten, a leader in the far eastern campaign. This stood him in good stead when he was the target of a sacking, even after some impressive successes in the theater.

The book does a nice job, on the one hand, describing his "comeback" in Burma. However, the book is not very well written and there is a paucity of maps to help the reader make sense of his campaigns. And, sometimes, the text becomes confusing with its enumeration of units and oddities like a discussion of General Wingate;s death--followed by many pages about the tense relations between him and Slim.

Still, if one is interested in the less well known campaigns of the far east, this is a good, solid work. As well, one gets a sense of Slim's later career--quite successful.
Winawel
An interesting but uncritical book. It suffered greatly from its lack of maps, which could have easily been available on the Kindle edition. I had no idea of the location of where the towns cited - north south or east, except a schoolboy memory of Mandalay

More serious was the frequent references to Army Groups of other elements by number- often without differentiating between British Japanese indian or US forces. There was no explanation of who the Chindits were, another flaw
It so happened that I went to Naval Academy with the son of Lentaigne who in many ways was a hero of the Burmese campaign. But who received barely a mention
Hurus
Written in a dry English style--neither adoring nor highly critical--Mr. Lewin presents a very workmanlike biography of a man who is probably well-recognized in England but not so much in the United States (which was a reason why I picked it in the first place). The book does a fine job of encapsulating Slim's almost accidental journey into the British military and his rise to a rank attained by so few. The author deftly describes Slim's "sacking" at the height of his military success with an understated sense of drama--kind of like listening to Peter Drury describe a match between West Ham and Sunderland.
Nuadador
The book was well written and dan all encompassing review of the Burma theatre, as well as Slim's life. The kindle version lacked maps which I assume the printed version had. This made the discussions about the strategy and the implementation very difficult to follow. I cannot recommend reading this book without the maps and illustrations since so much is lost from the narrative.
Mr.Death
Very well done, but you have to take it with some grains of salt as the author is clearly a super fan. What I got most was a description of an excellent leader and the skills involved, plus a better understanding of just how appalling war can be... and the role of luck every step of the way for individuals. Fascinating, but hard to read about the atrocities on both sides and the overall misery and suffering.
Cordantrius
Excellent book. Worthy addition to any collection. Gives a clear portrait of the role of an Army/Corps Commander, how he must juggle the present with the future and not let one dominate the other. I was not very familiar with the China-Burma-India Theater this book brought that portion of WWII into perspective. I recommend this to anyone looking to expand their knowledge of WWII.
Mr.Bean
This was a very good book. Gen. Slim accomplish so much even when the odds were against him. There are very few military leaders likes him.
He was a major military player in World War 11.
Well written, succinct, a useful biography of a general whose name deserves to be better remembered. It is an irony of his that his subordinate, Wingate, with much less to his credit, is better known.
Slim: The Standardbearer download epub
Europe
Author: Ronald Lewin
ISBN: 0850522188
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Leo Cooper Ltd; First edition (November 18, 1976)
Pages: 368 pages