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Field Marshal William “Bill” Slim, 1st Viscount Slim

The Forgotten Leader of the Forgotten Army.  Slim commanded the British Fourteenth Army in Burma during WWII and was responsible for the defence of India and for his army’s fight-back after initial loses under earlier commanders. Facing probably the toughest enemy of any during the war and the toughest conditions, he was instrumental in saving India from invasion and for driving the Japanese out of Burma. After the war he became Head of the British Army, the first India Army officer to hold that position and then Governor-General of Australia. Slim also wrote novels, short stories, and other publications under the pen name Anthony Mills.