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Ft. Leavenworth series | Field Marshal William Slim

January 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In the fall of 1942 and spring of 1943, the British-led Allied forces in Burma were defeated by a smaller but better-prepared and better-led Japanese army. At this crucial time, a little-known officer named Lieutenant General William Slim took command of the multinational force that had known only defeat at the hands of the Japanese. Slim had the daunting task of forging the British, Nepalese, Indian (Hindu, Sikh and Muslim troops), West and East African, Chinese and American forces into a fighting element that could meet and best the Japanese army. David Cotter shares this fascinating tale and answers the question: could Slim change defeat into victory?

This program is free and open to the public.


January 3
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Dole Institute
2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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