Having just re-read Steel Inferno by Michael Reynolds I am struck by the pervasive negative views of our troops (British, Canadian, Polish) and their performance against the 12th SS. Perhaps that damning criticism is hard for me to accept given my respect for our veterans. I'd really like to hear from those of you who were there just how valid those assessments are and what your view is of Commonwealth troops vs their SS opposition. One recurring theme related to how slow our armoured units were in executing attacks and generally being non-aggressive. In their shoes, after having troop after troop of Shermans shredded by 88's, I'm somehow sympathetic to exhibiting some caution. In any event, I'd prefer the version from the guys who were on the spot to that of the historians, decades later.