The full title is: Defeat Into Victory: Battling Japan in Burma and India, 1942-1945 Author: Field Marshall Viscount William Slim Length: 576, including index Viscount Slim recounts for us his service in Burma and India, starting with when he got the call in East Africa, and got command of Burma Corps under General Sir Harold Alexander, through to the Japanese surrender. Slim gives us a nice mix of maps, events and his personal feelings, as the British are driven back to eastern India, fight the Imphal-Kohima Battle which marked Japan's westernmost advance, and the liberation of Burma in a breathtaking drive in a race to get to Rangoon before the 1945 monsoon. He also tells us of his interaction with various other leaders, such as "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell and Admiral Mountbatten, to Aung San of the Burma National Army. He also is able to admit his mistakes and gives more credit to his officers and men than most general's give in their memoirs. I did like his shout out to the Aussies, when he mentions the first army to stop them were the Australians at Milne Bay. I would have liked some pictures with this, since one of the things he talks about is when he would visit an American airfield and the photographers wanted his picture, he'd seek out an American private and shake hands with him. That would have been a great inclusion. There's also his unfortunate use of the word "Chinaman." Overall, this is a great addition to your library if you want an idea of the command burden placed on someone who is called on to do a lot with very little. Give it a try.