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Slim the Standardbearer: A Biography of Field-Marshal the Viscount Slim Kg Gcb Gcmg Gcvo Gbe Dso Mc Hardcover – 1 Jun 1976
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Overall, I cannot recommend this book highly enough for the insights into leadership that it offers - as relevant in any field as in the military.
I have met and worked with some of those who were closely involved and I have never heard a word of criticism of Slim. He must have been an extraordinary man - modest, patient, unfussy and, above all, analytical both of the future tasks and, importantly, the recent past to avoid the pitfalls of reinvented errors.
Some readers may tire of the military jargon - but bear with it. The maps are helpful and, with the luxury of web-tools to bring us pictorial material to show the terrain fought over, the modern reader can go back 70+ years and get a pretty good impression of the extraordinary achievements of the men and officers in the 'forgotten army'......it is hard to imagine a better history-cum-biography based on that awful theatre of war, facing an implacable, even fanatical, enemy.
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