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‘Robert Lyman… asserts that Slim was the outstanding British general of the war. He is surely right.’ The Sunday Telegraph
‘’This is a first-rate book, and without doubt the best account of Bill Slim’s conduct of the Burma Campaign. It was said that Slim had ‘the head of a general and the heart of a private soldier.’ Reading Robert Lyman’s beautifully written and carefully researched account, we can see why.’ Dr Richard Holmes
‘This is a very important book.’ Lieutenant General John Kiszely MC
‘A tour-de-force’. Major Gordon Graham MC and Bar, lately Chairman of Butterworths plc
‘Robert Lyman makes a powerful case that Bill Slim was the greatest British general of the Second World War. I think he is right.’ Dr Gary Sheffield.
Lyman’s well-researched, elegantly written and beautifully produced book is the best yet written on Slim…’ Times Literary Supplement
‘This significant book… is a much needed and scholarly addition to the literature of the Burma War.’ Soldier Magazine
‘This is an admirable book, supported by well-documented research and backed by excellent maps. It will surely be on all staff college reading lists.’ Journal of the Royal United Services Institute
‘…a first-rate appreciation of Slim, his character, manner of command and strategic thinking.’ Dekho!
…this eloquently written account… is a very good read.’ British Army Review
‘Lyman is good on strategy… A former army officer, he is also astute on what it took to fight the war on the ground, with stretched supply lines and the need for long-range air drops.’ The Sunday Times
‘…a superb book.’ Guards Magazine
‘The first full length biography of Slim for 30 years – an excellent book.’ Royal British Legion.