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Field Marshal the Viscount Slim of Yarralumla & Bishopston

On Saturday 18th June 2005 the Burma Star Association was asked to take part in the Open University’s Open Day at their Headquarters in Milton Keynes. HQ, with the assistance of the Bedford Branch, managed to prepare a notice board full of information about the campaign to ‘enlighten’ those attending the ‘Peoples War’ part of…

Stilwell the Patriot: Vinegar Joe, the Brits and Chiang Kai-Shek

The story David Rooney describes in this fine study is concerned with the extraordinary endeavours of one of the leading Allied characters of the Second World War, Lieutenant General ‘Vinegar Joe’ Stilwell.  Stilwell ranks alongside Great Britain’s General ‘Bill’ Slim and a very small group of senior allied commanders who spent all their service between…

Remembering a Giant: Field Marshal (‘Uncle Bill’) Slim

Even the most sketchily educated Briton today will nevertheless recognise in the murky depths of their consciousness the name of that great British general of World War Two, Montgomery of Alamein. To an older generation perhaps another name resonates equally and perhaps more strongly, the name of a man Montgomery airily dismissed as a mere…