Dr Robert Lyman, Slim’s military biographer, will reprise his success in the debate by explaining who Slim was and how he was able to bring about a victory in Burma in 1945 that had looked improbable in 1944 and impossible a year before that.
This event has been developed by the Kohima Educational Trust as part of the Kohima 80th Anniversary Weekend.
Dr Robert Lyman FRHistS is a writer and historian. He is a Research Fellow at the Changing Character of War Centre, Pembroke College, University of Oxford.
Since finishing a 20-year career in the British Army, he has published widely on the Second World War in Europe, North Africa and Asia. He was the BBC’s historical adviser for the VJ-Day commemorations in 2015 and 2020, and is a regular contributor to documentary films on aspects of the conflict.