Slim: The Standardbearer A Biography of Field Marshal the Viscount Slim by Ronald Lewin

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Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • World history: Second World War,
  • Viscount,,
  • History - General History,
  • Military Personnel,
  • Slim, William Joseph Slim,,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • United Kingdom, Great Britain,
  • History, Military,
  • General,
  • Slim, William Joseph Slim,
  • Biography,
  • 1891-1970,
  • 20th century,
  • Great Britain,
  • Marshals

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages350
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8265148M
ISBN 100850524466
ISBN 109780850524468

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"Slim: The Standardbearer", is the first book that I have read about Slim. Generally, I found it to be an interesting read, and probably a good beginning point - as it offers a broad survey of Slim's life. My only concern is that author is clearly enamored of Slim/5(15).

"Slim: The Standardbearer", is the first book that I Slim: The Standardbearer book read about Slim. Generally, I found it to be an interesting read, and probably a good beginning point - as it offers a broad survey of Slim's life.

My only concern is that author is clearly enamored of Slim/5(15). 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/5(44). SLIM: The Standard Bearer Paperback – Ap by Ronald Lewin (Author)Cited by:   This book informed me in great detail and with great skill and careful wording on the life and skills of the Field Marshal Slim.

While in the beginning of this book I was reluctant to admit to the author's claim that the Viscount should be considered the second military man in British history after John Churchill, I am now inclined to agree with that statement -- so powerful and convincing /5.

‘Slim Slim: The Standardbearer book a disarmingly normal human being, possessed of notable self-knowledge. His calm, robust style of leadership and concern for the interests of his men won the admiration of all who served under him Only his soldiers never wavered in their devotion.’ Sir Max Hastings This portrait is matched in a brilliant biography by Ronald Lewin/5.

This book concisely tells the story of an indomitable, brilliant in a practical way, yet wonderfully human warrior. It is a must read for anyone who wants to find out about the embodiment of leadership.I am a great admirer of Field Marshal the Viscount Slim, who in my opinion was the finest general officer of the war anywhere in any army/5(3).

‘Slim was a disarmingly normal human being, possessed of notable self-knowledge. His calm, robust style of leadership and concern for the interests of his men won the admiration of all who served under him Only his soldiers never wavered in their devotion.’ Sir Max HastingsThis portrait is matched in a brilliant biography by Ronald : Ronald Lewin.

"Slim: The Standardbearer", is the first book that I have read about Slim. Generally, I found it to be an interesting read, and probably a good beginning point - as it offers a broad survey of Slim's life. My only concern is that author is clearly enamored of s: A fascinating biography of a soldier's soldier.

Yet again, though, the "how did we manage to win?" question turns up in the accounts of Slim's dealings with inept commanders and staff officers who regarded the war as an interruption to their social life.

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COVID Update. June 6, Biblio is open and shipping orders. Field Marshall the Viscount Slim () 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.

Slim. The Standardbearer. A Biography of Field Marshal The Viscount Slim KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC. Lewin, Ronald. Buy Slim: The Standardbearer by Ronald Lewin online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $Price Range: $ - $1, 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.

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[Ronald Lewin] In writing this book the author had access to all Slim's private papers, to the recollections of his family and to a store of unpublished material from fellow officers and friends.

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The Desert Fox, was a tactical genius - his personal leadership and ability to improvise on the battlefield with minimal resources were exemplary.

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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, 1st Viscount Slim and published in the UK by Cassell in It was published in the United States as Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, – by David McKay of New York in   William Slim, Unofficial History, (New York: David McKay, ) Slim, Unofficial History, p.

vii The focus of the published literature about Slim is his service in the last three years of the Second World War. The two great exceptions to this rule are Russell Miller, Uncle Bill, The Authorized Biography of William Slim, (London: Phoenix, ) and Ronald Lewin, Slim: The Standard Bearer, (Ware.

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A Slim Novel of Poetry - Read book online. In this provocative study, Ronald Lewin, prizewinning author of Slim: The Standardbearer and Ultra Goes to War charts the course of Rommel's military career. The Desert Fox, was a tactical genius - his personal leadership and ability to improvise on the battlefield with minimal resources were exemplary/5(1).William Slim, 1st Viscount Slim is within the scope of WikiProject Myanmar, a project to improve all Myanmar related articles on Wikipedia.

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