While the writing style could be improved, I have highlighted, made notes, and tabbed this book. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018. Slim enumerates all the difficulties involved and gives credit to virtually everyone else for the victory. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump's career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. for amphibious operations, rely on air power for a substantial contribution to supply, and conduct numerous behind the line operations to isolate enemy forces. The work became an immediate sensation, selling out the first edition of 20,000 within a few days. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. FREE expedited delivery and up to 50% off RRP on select top books. But overall, Slim comes across as a chess (or perhaps Go) master outwitting his Japanese opposite numbers across a huge and complex terrain with a deficit of pieces. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Lord Farrow. Please try again. Should be on every shelf. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The Newcastle boss has launched into an extraordinary response to criticism of him in the wake of Tuesday's 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United as he revealed the 'gloves are off' with his players. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2014. We could do less with the enumeration of every unit involved in every engagement but this is a small price to pay for such a precious memoir. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 eBook: Slim, Field-Marshal Viscount William, Hogan, David: Amazon.in: Kindle Store Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Year: 1956. Slim was the commander of the British 14th Army that, in concert with American and Chinese forces, defeated the Imperial Japanese Army during the Burma Campaign. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, No Import Fees Deposit & $6.48 Shipping to Czech Republic. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. ISBN 13: 978-0-8154-1022-5. It's a first rate compilation of the Burma Campaign - the retreat after Japan's attacks and the effort to win Burma back. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2012. Please try again. The XIV army was labelled 'The Forgotten Army', but for four long years, right up to the day of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, they were fighting a complex, brutal and bloody campaign against a relentless and skilful enemy, and deserve a lot more than a footnote in history, which would have been considerably changed by a Japanese invasion of India in 1943-44, which they very nearly achieved in the battles for Kohima and Imphal. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Send-to-Kindle or Email . There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. His achievements in driving the Japanese out of Burma should be studied by any serious student of WWII. Book Binding:Paperback. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. Please try again. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Defeat Into Victory [Slim, Field Marshal William.] From the standpoint of organizational theory, it provides an amazing case study in large-organization leadership under conditions of extreme stress. Something went wrong. Published 1963 Condition very good, fair to good Edition Third Printing Download books for free. As for the West African Rifles, they were the main allied force in Arakan, courageous and effective in the jungle war, but there are not as many up close and personal details as I had hoped. Slim's recounting of his efforts to rebuild the morale of his force and adapt to the tactical challenges offered by the environment in the face of uncertainty and not always helpful 'good ideas' from colleagues offers valuable lessons for today, but of even more value is his essential decency - manifested through his concern for the physical welfare and dignity of those under his command and his willingness to admit his own mistakes and shortcomings while being generous in his praise of others. I would strongly recommend this book, and encourage the reader to supplement it with whatever videos they can find where Slim speaks of his lessons on leadership. I read this before many years ago, but now having a particular interest in the West Africa Rifles and the Burma campaign because of connections to Ghana, I wanted to read it again. I don't recommend my 2009 edition (Pan Military Classics), and I've rated the book 4*, because the maps are not good enough. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945, Cooper Square Press; 1st edition (February 9, 2000). Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Defeat Into Victory 1st (first) edition Text Only, Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. I had read it some fifty years ago and re-reading it was a great experience. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Please try again. For a year - the Imperial Japanes Army was unstoppable - crossing into India at Imphal and Kohima. His characterisation of Morale as a mixture of spiritual, intellectual and material matters is fascinating and something’s I’ve taken to heart within my own leadership style. The book has been reissued several times since. Yet, the hero proved to be Blue Ridge sophomore Lindi Balazi, a 5-8 guard who turned defeat into victory. 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. From the standpoint of military history, it provides a first-person account of the real-time development of air-mobility strategy and tactics which dominate Western military doctrine to this day. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Unable to add item to List. Great account of one of the campaigns in WWII least known to Americans. Whereas many memoirs by generals … As the army commander, it was probably a bit crazy! Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945, The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050, Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Military Innovation in the Interwar Period, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, The Cambridge Illustrated History of Warfare: The Triumph of the West (Cambridge Illustrated Histories). This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. 2012-12-13 There was a problem loading your book clubs. Defeat into Victory by Slim, Field-Marshal Sir William Seller Ground Zero Books, Ltd. This book is many things, Memoir, military history,biographical sketches and instruction manual A thoughtful, very readable account of the very complex and important military campaigns to defend India and reclaim Burma in World War II.Where the British really shown by not only combined arms , combined allied war effort and the end of the supply pipe line. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. The battle was fought in that way, in fact his great innovation was to train his troops and adapt all the systems to maintain isolated groups in the jungle through air supply and radio communication. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Any modern commander can find a lot to draw from Slim's work and example, particularly on those days when the boss has told you that you aren't the main effort (so stop asking for more), you and those under your command are discouraged, or the right course of action to take isn't obvious at all. Save for later . The story also details the close interaction with the Americans and Chinese, with colourful characters like General Stillwell, the remote and self-serving generalissimo Chiang-Kai-Shek and the mysterious but effective Yunnan Chinese (Mao Tse Tung) . We work hard to protect your security and privacy. From the standpoint of cultural history, it provides a window into political sociology at the point of transition from Empire to Commonwealth. Slim's forces had to fight across several major rivers, struggle through mountains covered in forest and jungle, deal with malaria and a multitude of tropical diseases, scrounge boats (and build them!) Find books Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. I wonder about the radio operators, with those cumbersome 40kg valve sets and lead acid batteries, so necessary to keep the whole together. He then restored his army's fighting capabilities and morale with virtually no support from home and counterattacked. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. File: EPUB, 3.02 MB. Additionally, he did not belong to a titled family which used to be a great disadvantage then and even Sir Winston Churchill himself did not think kindly of the General. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. From inside the book . He was a master of deceit, using his detailed intelligence operations and knowledge of the Japanese opposing him, to wrong foot them constantly. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. An overnight sensation on its publication in 1956 – the first edition sold out within days – Defeat into Victory was immediately recognised as the best-written and most thoughtful memoir produced by any Allied general. 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