on Amazon.com. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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'. World of Books USA was founded in 2005. 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. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Something went wrong. 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 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. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. 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. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. I advise you to look for an earlier edition. Reviewed in the United States on December 6, 2020. From the standpoint of organizational theory, it provides an amazing case study in large-organization leadership under conditions of extreme stress. Slim was also an extraordinary innovator in jungle warfare tactics with slender resources, and undoubtedly one of Britain's best generals. There was a problem loading your book clubs. 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. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. 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 read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. Published 1963 Condition very good, fair to good Edition Third Printing It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. 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. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 Viscount Field-Marshal, Slim William. Prices are hidden. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Slim’s Ernest account is a must read for any military professional. The general in command - Slim. TERRIFIC GENERAL BUT MY EDITION HAD POOR MAPS, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 13, 2010. The book also suffers from the fact that the average 21st century citizen cannot easily visualise what are Divisions, Groups, etc. The book has been reissued several times since. 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 After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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. This is a good read for anyone interested in WWII history. I have to confess to never having heard of Viscount Slim's memoir before seeing a recommendation from our Defense Secretary Mathis. 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. Defeat Into Victory [Slim, Field Marshal William.] Please try again. Structure [edit | edit source] In the original 1956 edition, Slim divided his work chronologically into six 'books' entitled: Defeat Language: english. In the original 1956 edition, Slim divided his work chronologically into six "books" entitled: 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 … The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. So many pearls are hidden in this historical account of WW2. 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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Download books for free. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Send-to-Kindle or Email . His achievements in driving the Japanese out of Burma should be studied by any serious student of WWII. Slim’s 550-page epic details his experiences leading British and Indian troops in Burma from 1942–1945. 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. Reviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018. ALONE: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory-Signed First American Edition- This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. 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. of the combined British forces. Please try again. This is an important and surprisingly relevant work for a number of reasons. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 eBook: Slim, Field-Marshal Viscount William, Hogan, David: Amazon.in: Kindle Store But Slim is likely the best general the war produced for the Allied cause. 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. 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 is his account of the retaking of Burma by Allied forces during the Second World War first published in 1956. 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. "Defeat Into Victory" is a remarkable account of command in adversity by one of the finest leaders of men of the modern era. I don't recommend my 2009 edition (Pan Military Classics), and I've rated the book 4*, because the maps are not good enough. Reviewed in the United States on December 4, 2015. As the army commander, it was probably a bit crazy! Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Defeat into Victory (Unabridged Edition) [Paperback] F M Slim at Amazon.com. 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) . What shines through is Slim's clear-headed commitment and organizational skills. The author writes beautifully and unlike most general is ready to criticize himself for his mistakes in battle. An amazing record of the campaign which saw the total defeat of the Japanese army. 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. While he was serving in that post, in 1956, Cassell and Company published his Defeat into Victory. 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. 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. Great account of one of the campaigns in WWII least known to Americans. He was a master of deceit, using his detailed intelligence operations and knowledge of the Japanese opposing him, to wrong foot them constantly. This is an updated version with a … 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. File: EPUB, 3.02 MB. Book Condition:VERYGOOD. I learned a lot about what it is like and requires to successfully to command armies. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory, published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. And very courageous, constantly flying to small airstrips on the front line (which meant in that battlefield, isolated, cut off patches of troops). Defeat into Victory. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. It's a first rate compilation of the Burma Campaign - the retreat after Japan's attacks and the effort to win Burma back. Reviewed in the United States on March 1, 2014. While the writing style could be improved, I have highlighted, made notes, and tabbed this book. 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 This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. First, Balazi sneaked in to rebound his own missed free throw with 24 … The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. Field Marshall Slim is not a familiar WWII military leader for most Americans. All of our paper waste is recycled within the UK and turned into corrugated cardboard. Please try again. Reviewed in the United States on May 14, 2014. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Yet, the hero proved to be Blue Ridge sophomore Lindi Balazi, a 5-8 guard who turned defeat into victory. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. 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 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. Please try again. Defeat into Victory by Slim, Field-Marshal Sir William Seller Ground Zero Books, Ltd. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. 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. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. I know a Battalion is about 600 strong, and a Company 120, and a lookup in Wikipedia helped a bit. 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. 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. 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). Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 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. Lord Farrow. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. CIC's perspective on one of the most brutal battlefields of WWII, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 22, 2020. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2012. Whereas many memoirs by generals … 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. 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. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. His army's slaughter of Japanese troops ultimately liberated India and Burma. That makes this a superb episode and count Slim's fine writing skill a bonus. Please try again. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. He then restored his army's fighting capabilities and morale with virtually no support from home and counterattacked. for amphibious operations, rely on air power for a substantial contribution to supply, and conduct numerous behind the line operations to isolate enemy forces. 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. Year: 1956. … This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2019. Help others learn more about this product by uploading a video! I had read it some fifty years ago and re-reading it was a great experience. Each chapter includes an inspiring story from Trump's career and concludes with expert commentary and coaching from adversity researcher and author Paul Stoltz. His autobiography is a must read for anyone who wants to study leadership at war. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. 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. Should be on every shelf. Unable to add item to List. Leadership, Operational Design and Diplomacy at its Best! Illuminating narrative on many dimensions, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 26, 2018. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Slim became a military hero, and his memoir won applause as the classic account of the Burma campaign. Please login to your account first; Need help? Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. 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. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. 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. Author:Slim, William. What people are saying - Write a review. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. A good read! This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. 2012-12-13 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. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. From inside the book . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Book Binding:Paperback. The first edition of Defeat Into Victory , published in 1956, was an immediate sensation selling 20,000 copies within a few days. 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. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 8, 2018. Please try again. Slim enumerates all the difficulties involved and gives credit to virtually everyone else for the victory. Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: defeat into victory | Korda, Michael | download | Z-Library. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 2, 2018. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The work became an immediate sensation, selling out the first edition of 20,000 within a few days. But then, against the odds in numbers, the British Indian Army, with their allies, learned a new way to soldier. Find books 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. From the standpoint of cultural history, it provides a window into political sociology at the point of transition from Empire to Commonwealth. 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. ISBN 13: 978-0-8154-1022-5. Please try your request again later. 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!) 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. For a year - the Imperial Japanes Army was unstoppable - crossing into India at Imphal and Kohima. I wonder about the radio operators, with those cumbersome 40kg valve sets and lead acid batteries, so necessary to keep the whole together. He was also very humane and clearly had charisma with his troops. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. 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). As a history - great; as a lesson in learning from misfortune - priceless. Defeat Into Victory 1st (first) edition Text Only, Inspire a love of reading with Amazon Book Box for Kids. 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. Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945, Cooper Square Press; 1st edition (February 9, 2000). To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. ), The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300-2050, Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature). This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title. Save for later . Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This is an updated version with a new introduction by David W. Hogan Jr. (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). Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Add a gift receipt for easy returns. , learned a new introduction by David W. 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