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Old 01-07-2017   #8
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Default Field Marshal Slim's "Unofficial History" is a gem

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And Field Marshal Slim's "Unofficial History" is a gem. Far less well known than "Defeat Into Victory," it's a collection of stories from his time as an Indian Army officer in the interwar years.
Tidying up today on command I found an article 'Student's Interlude' on a punitive raid in Malakand in 1923 by Slim, in British Army Review (Spring 2009) and the Editor added:
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...the chapter above is more than sufficient encouragement for all soldiers to want their own copy. He covers episodes from the Great War (Gallipoli and Iraq), IS in India, divisional and brigade command in Abbysinia, Iraq and Persia as well as wonderfully drawn vignettes from his service (not Burma-India)'.
Excellent reviews on:https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Sli...l+history+slim

Several versions in the USA, just the latest edition linked:https://www.amazon.com/Slim-Unoffici...l+history+slim

I must get a copy.
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