These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018. The author writes beautifully and unlike most general is ready to criticize himself for his mistakes in battle. TERRIFIC GENERAL BUT MY EDITION HAD POOR MAPS, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 13, 2010. Defeat Into Victory 1st (first) edition Text Only, Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. First Cooper Square Press edition 2000 This Cooper Square Press paperback edition of Defeat into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942–1945 is an unabridged republication of the edition originally titled Defeat into Victory first published in London in 1956, with the addition of a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Structure [edit | edit source] In the original 1956 edition, Slim divided his work chronologically into six 'books' entitled: Defeat He was not the beneficiary of an ample and reliable logistic system as most were in other theaters, and was always devising unique and creative ways to solve the problems of shortages, such as using jute in lieu of silk for parachutes. Slim’s 550-page epic details his experiences leading British and Indian troops in Burma from 1942–1945. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Defeat into Victory by Slim, Field-Marshal Sir William Seller Ground Zero Books, Ltd. In the original 1956 edition, Slim divided his work chronologically into six "books" entitled: This is a good read for anyone interested in WWII history. Year: 1956. Save for later . Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 Viscount Field-Marshal, Slim William. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020. Incidentally the book has no appendices and no footnotes; I would have been pleased to be told more about army structure eg how many men in a platoon and how many in a division. 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. Defeat into victory: battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 ; with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. 2000, Cooper Square Press, Distributed by National Book Network. I know a Battalion is about 600 strong, and a Company 120, and a lookup in Wikipedia helped a bit. Unable to add item to List. 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. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019. I advise you to look for an earlier edition. Defeat into Victory was also a considerable commercial success with the first edition of 20,000 selling out almost immediately, being quickly followed by a second run. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Defeat into Victory. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. 2012-12-13 This is the kindle edition, which suffers compared to the book because you need to continually reference the maps to see what is going on - in fact I used Google maps on my phone a lot whilst reading, but modern place names are not always the same. Leadership, Operational Design and Diplomacy at its Best! Please try your request again later. Should be on every shelf. A good read! Defeat Into Victory [Slim, Field Marshal William.] File: EPUB, 3.02 MB. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. Book Condition:VERYGOOD. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. for amphibious operations, rely on air power for a substantial contribution to supply, and conduct numerous behind the line operations to isolate enemy forces. I had read it some fifty years ago and re-reading it was a great experience. Yet, the hero proved to be Blue Ridge sophomore Lindi Balazi, a 5-8 guard who turned defeat into victory. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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 Addeddate 2018-07-04 21:33:18 His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. ISBN 13: 978-0-8154-1022-5. In Never Give Up, Donald Trump tells the dramatic stories of his biggest challenges, lowest moments, and worst mistakes-and how he uses tenacity and creativity to turn defeat into victory. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The work became an immediate sensation, selling out the first edition of 20,000 within a few days. Great account of one of the campaigns in WWII least known to Americans. 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. Lord Farrow. The general in command - Slim. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. He was also very humane and clearly had charisma with his troops. Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2014. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Quartered Safe Out Here: A Harrowing Tale of World War II, Military Innovation in the Interwar Period, The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II (P.S. Lord Bill Slim was not fighting Britain's war just the Japanese, but the Burmese Front was on low priority list of the British Empire. Please try again. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945, Cooper Square Press; 1st edition (February 9, 2000). He was careful with his forces, avoiding frontal attacks so favored by the unprepared and foolish, trained his forces constantly for different operations, and was always in the front lines to provide personal contact with his troops. That makes this a superb episode and count Slim's fine writing skill a bonus. 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. 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. 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) . As a history - great; as a lesson in learning from misfortune - priceless. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Ideally, to understand what is going on from this book you need a map table of Burma and Assam with wooden pieces to represent the various elements of the armies as they moved around. Please try again. AbeBooks.com: Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 (9780815410225) by Slim, Field-Marshal Viscount William and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices. What shines through is Slim's clear-headed commitment and organizational skills. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Download books for free. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 eBook: Slim, Field-Marshal Viscount William, Hogan, David: Amazon.in: Kindle Store I learned a lot about what it is like and requires to successfully to command armies. His autobiography is a must read for anyone who wants to study leadership at war. Book Binding:Paperback. These memoirs rank with those of Ulysses S. Grant as one of the few honest testaments [of war].. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump's career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. While he was serving in that post, in 1956, Cassell and Company published his Defeat into Victory. Add a gift receipt for easy returns. … To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Slim was challenged more than most generals, with a varied force of different nationalities, featuring different religions (and different diets), languages, and vastly different cultural attitudes (not all sympathetic to a British leader). The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Please try again. Please try again. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. This is an updated version with a … CIC's perspective on one of the most brutal battlefields of WWII, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2020. "Defeat Into Victory" is a remarkable account of command in adversity by one of the finest leaders of men of the modern era. Prices are hidden. A good part of the 'game' was that Slim clearly had good intelligence of Japanese forces, and one wonders about the role of SIGINT and codebreaking, but he wrote too soon after the war for that to be revealed, and I think there is another book waiting to be written about that. And very courageous, constantly flying to small airstrips on the front line (which meant in that battlefield, isolated, cut off patches of troops). The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. I wonder about the radio operators, with those cumbersome 40kg valve sets and lead acid batteries, so necessary to keep the whole together. From the standpoint of cultural history, it provides a window into political sociology at the point of transition from Empire to Commonwealth. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. 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. From the standpoint of organizational theory, it provides an amazing case study in large-organization leadership under conditions of extreme stress. on Amazon.com. 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. This item: Defeat Into Victory 1st (first) edition Text Only by William Slim Paperback $17.04 The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050 by MacGregor Knox Hardcover $44.53 Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age by Peter Paret Paperback $53.99 Customers who viewed this item also viewed This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought The Burma Road: The Epic Story of the China-Burma-India Theater in World War II It remains one of the great portrayals of the highs and lows of command: recommended reading at the military academies of Sandhurst and West Point, a must-read for business leaders and … While the writing style could be improved, I have highlighted, made notes, and tabbed this book. The book has been reissued several times since. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Aung San (Suu Chi's dad) also comes in for some treatment, flipping between support for Japanese and the Brits in Burma's nationalistic interests, ultimately deciding the Brits to be the lesser of two evils. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. ALONE: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory-Signed First American Edition- It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Illuminating narrative on many dimensions, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2018. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Slim became a military hero, and his memoir won applause as the classic account of the Burma campaign. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. As the army commander, it was probably a bit crazy! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Defeat into Victory is his account of the retaking of Burma by Allied forces during the Second World War first published in 1956. Field Marshall Slim is not a familiar WWII military leader for most Americans. Slim was able to prevail after a disastrous start in the Burma campaign despite numerous challenges - a hostile and unforgiving environment, a skilful, implacable enemy, 'difficult' commanders, coalition partners and subordinates, and commanding an under strength and (initially) badly shaken force that was always a low priority for support. Something went wrong. 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. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Slim enumerates all the difficulties involved and gives credit to virtually everyone else for the victory. 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. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. Please try again. I have to confess to never having heard of Viscount Slim's memoir before seeing a recommendation from our Defense Secretary Mathis. (The war in Assam and Burma was typically fought in jungle, in mountainous terrain in myriad strange-sounding towns and villages, and good maps are essential). Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. 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. Author:Slim, William. Unable to add item to List. But Slim is likely the best general the war produced for the Allied cause. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. For a year - the Imperial Japanes Army was unstoppable - crossing into India at Imphal and Kohima. Field Marshal Slim took the salute at my "Passing Out Parade" at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in December 1950 (Intake 6,) Even when he had reached the pinnacle of rank in the British Army, he never lost the 'common touch'. So many pearls are hidden in this historical account of WW2. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First, Balazi sneaked in to rebound his own missed free throw with 24 … Send-to-Kindle or Email . Slim’s Ernest account is a must read for any military professional. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. It's a first rate compilation of the Burma Campaign - the retreat after Japan's attacks and the effort to win Burma back. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. 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. Language: english. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2018. His achievements in driving the Japanese out of Burma should be studied by any serious student of WWII. Please login to your account first; Need help? What people are saying - Write a review. 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 insight shown by Slim in his description of the enemy is masterful and typical of the only man in history who began as a Private and finished as C.I.G.S. 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