(Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman


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    (Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman Read Slim Master of War Lyman’s Slim Master of War certainly presents as an interesting proposition Moving away from the well documented fighting in Europe and North Africa which tends to define accounts of Britain’s involvement in the Second World War Lyman presents an interesting thesis as the justification for his work; namely that William ‘Bill’ Slim the commander of the Burma Corps was not only one of the most successful commanders

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    Robert Lyman ✓ 2 Read (Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman This book is an excellent companion to Slim's Defeat Into Victory It is an analysis of Slim's handling of the Burma campai

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    Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Robert Lyman (Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman Robert Lyman ✓ 2 Read Lyman tried his best Montbatten was still the hero of this book not Slim Absolutely no personal stories it was all India Army some number or British Army some number never a word about what that army was composed of or any individual effort lower in rank than General This book is only for those who care about te

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    (Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman A good concise account of Britain's best general of WW2 and probably of the 20th century A leader who cared for his men lead and thought with no bs no legend in his own mind and is now seen as one of the pioneers of the modern war of maneuver And he fought in bloody awful jungle conditions with few resources and little public attention the forgotten Burma Army

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    (Slim Master of War) [New] Ä Robert Lyman Robert Lyman ✓ 2 Read Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Robert Lyman Very good account of Slim's service between 1941 and 1945

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Slim Master of War Free download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Uction in Burma by August 1945 So how did he do it And why is he not better known Slim did not fit the British military mould Like Patton he was a manoeuvrist he fought differently seeking victory by cunning and guile starkly different from how the British Army fought its wars at the time Like the legendary soldier T E Lawrence Slim was an exponent long before it became fashionable of mission command giving his subordinates their head. This book is an excellent companion to Slim s Defeat Into Victory It is an analysis of Slim s handling of the Burma campaign rather than a biography Lyman is a former army officer and his knowledge of tactics is evident in his analysis His assessment is honest and well researched and than just a Slim fan piece He does an excellent job of reviewing the decisions and actions of many commanders in the campaign this is extremely valuable because of Slim s tendency to be overly critical of himself and avoiding slinging mud in his own writings In particular Lyman gives Leese both credit and criticism where it is due Overall if you haven t yet read Defeat Into Victory this book will give you an excellent view of Slim s masterful handing of the whole Burma campaign If you have it provides excellent additional context

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Slim Master of War Free download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free And encouraging initiative and imagination at the lowest levels of command But above all Slim was a soldier's general it wasn't just his men who revered him but his euals too Mountbatten with whom he bonded in a way unparalleled in South East Asia Command and Stilwell another maverick who would serve under no other British commander but him They were not wrong; he was a singular man a supreme commander who remains worthy of our respe. Lyman tried his best Montbatten was still the hero of this book not Slim Absolutely no personal stories it was all India Army some number or British Army some number never a word about what that army was composed of or any individual effort lower in rank than General This book is only for those who care about technical issues rather than individual efforts No attempt was made to develop the generals on any personal level After the last great book I read by Lyman this was an utter disappointment

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Slim Master of War Free download ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free General W J Slim achieved something no one believed possible Appointed to lead what was soon to become the famous 'forgotten' 14th Army in 1943 at a time when British units in the Far East were defeated and demoralised within six months he had dealt the first death blow to the Japanese Army This the battle of Kohima and Imphal was the largest single defeat of the Japanese on land in the Second World War and led to their complete destr. Lyman s Slim Master of War certainly presents as an interesting proposition Moving away from the well documented fighting in Europe and North Africa which tends to define accounts of Britain s involvement in the Second World War Lyman presents an interesting thesis as the justification for his work namely that William Bill Slim the commander of the Burma Corps was not only one of the most successful commanders of the war but also invented much of what we now perceive as warfare Lyman has evidently done his research The book is meticulously noted and footnoted and Lyman includes a huge amount of detail to give an overview of what is going on He also doesn t focus solely on troop movements but also includes a welcome grasp of the political realities of both Slim s own relationship with other members of British staff most notably some of his superior officers and the maverick founder of the Chindits Orde Wingate and with the other members of the allies including the Americans and the Chinese forces who also fought in the campaign In addition Lyman marshals his facts well in support of his thesis The prose flows best when he engages in analysis rather than factual detail and he puts forward his points well and with convincing arguments while never overplaying his hand or turning the work into a hagiography Slim is in his eyes not without flaws but generally comes out well through his determination open mindedness trust in his subordinates and understanding of the nature of the conflict That being said the work like its subject is not without a few flaws the greatest of which is its accessibility or lack thereof To be fair Lyman doesn t assume that his audience is an expert in the Burma campaign but in the same breath there s little past the introductory pages to help anyone who s not intimately familiar with either Burma or the minutiae of the British and Japanese Armies to follow what s going on Eually the lack of maps is a huge omission especially when the geography of Burma played such a huge part in the manoeuvring of both sides At the same time Lyman s work spends far too much time bogged down in a rather detailed if occasionally turgid narrative with little variation from the formula of what x battalion did followed by what Slim thought about itreacted to it and while I accept that much of the work needs to focus on the specifics the prose is too dense and refers to too many units to make anything really stand out as important This also rather dehumanises a lot of the conflict as well and for all that the thesis is supposed to resolve around Slim the work would have benefited from taking a bit time and space to flesh out the world around him rather than sticking limpet like to the central argument Given it s less than 300 pages all told even a small amount of time spent on context and engagement would have been welcome All in all Slim Master of War is a good book for anyone who has some experience of Second World War campaigning and who is looking for a strong detailed account of the specifics of the Burma conflict and Slim s role within it That being said it is uite hard going for the less expert reader and I feel that even a little bit of work on the accessibility and the narrative of the piece would have made it much engaging without detracting from the central argument

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  • Slim Master of War
  • Robert Lyman
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781845292263