The forgotten general


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Military Illustrated - Past and Present
Vol. 189 (February 2004), p. 49-47


His soldiers believed they'd been forgotten and in many ways their commander was too. But in the face of a Japanese blitzkrieg assault on Burma, General William Slim proved himself a brilliant leader in difficult circumstances, pulling a victory out of defeat. In an extract from 'Slim, Master of War' (Constable), Robert Lyman describes how Slim became a hero to his men