28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Not a standard generals book, by a far from standard general.
Not only can Slim lay claim to being the best general of the Second War, but he's just the quite of general who wouldn't.
The campaigns he details here are not the most important battles of the war, in fact they're far from the most important ones he ever fought. Iraq, Syria, Persia, leading mainly Indian troops- don't let this put you off. Part of Slim's claim to greatness was that he fought against the odds- not just in terms of a formidable foe but in terms of fighting it with the 'Forgotten Army'. But being the "Cinderalla", in a seemingly unimportant theatre, at the bottom of the priority list for… Read more
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
having just read the amazon synopsis of this book, I can say it's got no mention whatsoever of the Tilman story.
The book is actually about national guard SF troops called to active service in Afghan. It describes operations it was involved in.
The disillusionment in the title is really about the army bureaucracy, where career building comes before war-fighting.
Not a bad read, it's a shame that the book doesn't have more about the operations involved. Tho what it does have is good.