Defeat into Victory

Author(s): William Slim

World War II

Field Marshal William Slim stands alongside Montgomery as the outstanding British field commander of World War II. "Defeat Into Victory" is his classic account of the Burma campaign: a story of retreat, attrition and final hard-fought victory over the Japanese. Told by a commander always at the centre of events, this is a narrative which captures both the high drama and the harsh reality of war.


Product Information

William Joseph Slim, first Viscount, was born in 1891. He took a commission in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and served in the Middle East, India and Burma, reaching Field-Marshal in 1948. His other books include Unofficial History (1959). He died in 1972.

General Fields

  • : 9780330509978
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Pan Books
  • : August 2009
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : William Slim
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 594
  • : maps