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MORE OF A FOLLOWER
General William Slim was well known for his down to earth way of speaking to rank and file soldiers . He was widely known in the 14th Army as “Uncle Bill” and many rate him as Britain’s best general in the Second World War. After one speech to the Highland Light Infantry in Ethiopia, one excited corporal declared “Don’t worry Sir! We’ll follow you anywhere!” Slim’s response hit just the right note. “Don’t be so sure of that,” he quipped. “I’m going to follow you.”

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