Defeat Into Victory
An unforgettable account of the ‘Forgotten War’ in Burma, written by the British general who transformed catastrophic defeat into resounding victory.
Morale is a state of mind. It is that intangible force which will move a whole group of men to give their last ounce to achieve something, without counting the cost to themselves.
This is Field Marshal William Slim’s dramatic first-hand account of his decisive command during the Burmese campaign of 1942–45.
Its monumental narrative takes us inside Slim's mind as he oversees the British Army’s desperate 900-mile retreat into India following the Japanese invasion; rallies his troops for the last-ditch battles of Imphal and Kohima, the ‘Stalingrad of the East’; and leads them on the triumphant race to recapture Rangoon. With wry humour, and a heavy dose of self-criticism, Slim recalls how he took an army shattered by defeat and patiently rebuilt its morale, restored its health, and turned it into a fighting force capable of inflicting the greatest land defeat ever sustained by the Japanese army.
Bound in blocked cloth with a blocked spine label
Set in Adobe Garamond Pro
Frontispiece and 40 pages of black & white plates
10˝ x 6¾˝