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Viscount Slim

4 Extra Debut. Lord Carrington and Lord John Slim discuss military leader, Field-Marshal Viscount Slim. With Humphrey Carpenter. From June 2002.

Lord Carrington and Lord John Slim discuss military leader, Field-Marshal Viscount Slim. With Humphrey Carpenter. From 2002.

Each week Humphrey Carpenter invites famous people to nominate great lives for discussion.

Margaret Thatcher's Foreign Secretary and former Secretary General of NATO, Lord Carrington chooses the overlooked Second World War military leader, Field-Marshal Viscount Slim, who he first met in the Australia of the 1950s.

Slim's son John explains how his father was known as 'Uncle Bill' to the men of the 14th Army during the arduous Burma Campaign.

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30 minutes