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Porthole Presents – Uncle Bill (Britain’s forgotten Hero) – Talk

January 27 @ 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Ashley Jones presents ‘Uncle Bill (Britain’s forgotten Hero)’
 
This presentation explores the life of Bristol-born soldier, Field Marshal, Viscount William ‘Bill’ Slim. Known affectionately as ‘Uncle Bill’ by his soldiers.
 
Slim commanded the 14th ‘Forgotten’ Army in the bitterly fought Burma Campaign of WW2, recovering from the 1000-mile retreat from Burma to India, only to return 2-years later to defeat the Japanese in the steaming jungles of South East Asia.
 
In 2011, a survey conducted by the National Army Museum saw Slim voted as Britain’s greatest general. Now largely forgotten by the British public, this presentation reminds us of his humble beginnings, his early military career and his later life as Governor General of Australia, as well as the high-points of his Second World War successes.
 
This presentation includes video and sound and is aimed at all audiences.
 
£10 per person / Limited availability
Entry Fee includes Pier Entry and refreshments
 
To book pop into the Toll House or call us on 01275 878846

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Date:
January 27
Time:
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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