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The Burma Campaign

This book in essence a uadruple biography tells the story of the four larger than life Allied commanders whose lives collided in the Burma campaign one of the most punishing and protracted military adventures of World War II Ranging from 1942 when the British suffered the greatest defeat in the history of the Empire through the crucial battles of Imphal and Kohima the Stalingrad of the East and on to. uite a remarkably readable book about Burma during the Second World War McLynn focuses on 4 major Allied leaders Slim Stilwell Mountbatten and Wingate Of the four Orde Wingate is portrayed the least sympathetically while Mountbatten comes not surprisingly close While it may be surprising to include Stilwell in the four it allows the reader to understand the importance of China and the American interests there to the Pacific in general Stilwell remains a fascinating character full of opinion and character not always helpful in dealing with Chiang Kai shek The book is long on the political feuding among the British and American military If you want a book on the intricate details of the campaign this isn t it You will get a good sense of what was important and why it was important in Burma and how it fit in to the rest of the war There are a number of editing errors in the book a three day journey took three days which distract from the narrative but overall it was worth the read

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Favorites overpromoted to the position of Supreme Commander SE Asia; and Joseph Stilwell Vinegar Joe a hard line US general also a martinet and Anglophobe McLynn draws careful portraits of each of these men neglecting neither strengths nor flaws and shows with new clarity how the plans designs and strategies of generals and politicians were translated into a hideous reality for soldiers on the ground. An excellent bookThis excellent book deals with politics of war 4 generals leaders who were personally so different Yet the politics intrigue backstabbing egos and politicians who couldn t at times be trusted A riveting account of the Burma campaign Stillwell was a cantankerous guy who was anti british Yet I felt sorry for him as undermined by FOR and others Slim the epitome of a professional soldier Wingate of the Richter scale and probably psychological insane And Mountbatten vain jealous and charming but ultimately seeking glory for himself This book tells the tale of the successful allies campaign to defeat the Japanese in Burma and the role these 4 men played in this successful endeavour

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Ultimate victory in 1945 this account is vivid brutal and enthrallingFrank McLynn opens a new window on the Burma Campaign focusing on the interactions and antagonisms of its principal players William Slim the brilliant general commanding the British 14th Army; Orde Wingate the ambitious and idiosyncratic commander of the Chindits a British force of irregulars; Louis Mountbatten one of Churchill's. McLynn writes of the WW2 Burma campaign from the British perspective He tells the story through research focused on four leaders of the campaign Brits Louis Mountbatten Orde Wingate William Slim and American Joseph Stilwell The many who served under them are also included in the details surrounding the complex and challenging political communications and military relationships of many stakeholders related to China Burma India the United States and the British empire fighting Japan in Asia McLynn s accounts are different from many other sources on the campaign He tends to focus on the negative behaviors and personalities of most historical characters including Churchill and Roosevelt McLynn includes many rumors about individuals and situations which don t appear necessary and result in than the usual assumptions for a nonfiction work of this type If you are interested in this period of history and the China Burma India theater it is wise to read other accounts as well for a balanced picture I ve reviewed several others But the book is interestingHe admits in the Epilogue that those in the Burma campaign had little to work with and did the best they could under the circumstances The Allies were always focused on Europe and the Pacific not Asia The fact that Britain was primarily concerned with maintaining its Asian holdings primarily India and that America wanted to protect its Chinese interests left Burma in an untenable tug of war


About the Author: Frank McLynn

Frank McLynn is a British author biographer historian and journalist He is noted for critically acclaimed biographies of Napoleon Bonaparte Robert Louis Stevenson Carl Jung Richard Francis Burton and Henry Morton StanleyMcLynn was educated at Wadham College Oxford and the University of London He was Alistair Horne Research Fellow at St Antony's College Oxford 1987–88 and was visiting p



10 thoughts on “The Burma Campaign

  1. says:

    Unfortunately I have to assign 1 Star to this one I was not all that excited about reading the histories of four commanders without also reading about their forces and battles in some detail You get almost nothing about the forces they command

  2. says:

    uite a remarkably readable book about Burma during the Second World War McLynn focuses on 4 major Allied leaders Slim Stilwell Mountb

  3. says:

    Burma 1942 1945 A part of World War Two that is often referred to as the Forgotten Theater The notion of these brutal campaigns being forgotten is reinforced by the dearth of histories written about them Frank McLynn's The Burma Campaign Disaster into Triumph 1942 45 is one of the few comprehensive histories of this theater of World War Two I

  4. says:

    Good overviewThis is a good strategic and operational coverage of the Burma Campaign The coverage of the important military

  5. says:

    Frank McLynn has written one of the best surveys of the South Asian Campaign during the second World War It is a fascinating study in leadership and the influence of individuals upon decisions and through their decisions upon the course of outcomes McLynn's style of writing is both compelling and engaging and makes the story he is telling about the most difficult campaign of WWII interesting and meaningful As a

  6. says:

    McLynn writes of the WW2 Burma campaign from the British perspective He tells the story through research focused on four leaders of the campaign Brits Louis Mountbatten Orde Wingate William Slim and American Joseph Stilwell The many who served under them are also included in the details surrounding the complex

  7. says:

    An excellent bookThis excellent book deals with politics of war 4 generals leaders who were personally so different Yet the politics intrigue backstabbing egos and politicians who couldn't at times be trusted A ri

  8. says:

    On the positive side the book is very readable and covers a part of World War II that doesn't always receive the attention it deserve

  9. says:

    The first part of the book focuses on four personalities in the Allied Burma campaign Slim Mountbatten Stilwell Wingate The militar

  10. says:

    Excellent book This well researched book tells the story of the CBI theater from a geo political perspective It concentrates on 4 key leaders Stilwell Slim Mountbatten and Wingate and their opposing strategies

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