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Uncle Bill - smashing read, 5 Nov. 2013
Russell Miller - the author of the definitive book on Church of Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard, Bare-Faced Messiah - has done a brilliant job in telling the life of Bill Slim, the greatest general in British military history, the leader of the forgotten 14th Army who triumphed against the Japanese Army in Burma. They went 1,000 miles backwards - the longest retreat - and 1,000 miles forward, the longest advance. Throughout the worst of times, Uncle Bill kept his integrity and his great sense of humour.
At times I laughed out loud, at times I was close to tears in reading this great story, told by one of the great story-tellers alive today.