This book, by Michael Reynolds (retired General), was published in paperback by Pen and Sword in 2010. It starts with brief accounts of the background, training and service of these 'prima donnas' prior to WW2. It continues by looking in more detail at their parts of operations in North Africa, Italy and NW Europe. I found it easy to read and entertaining to a high degree. The contrasting styles of the infantry and cavalry generals is explored. The sub title 'Two paths to victory' is well chosen. A concluding answer, by the author, to the question ' under which would you have preferred to serve' is qualified by the clause ' under which I was more likely to survive'. I recommend it to anyone who has a broad knowledge of these general's operations.