A book about Winston Churchill and, possibly his most famous general, Field Marshal Montgomery. It recounts the life of Churchill, from his schooldays, through the first world war, down to his function of Prime Minister in the second. And, in the second half of the book, it tells about the life of Montgomery. As a soldier in the first world war, where he was severely wounded. And then his many commanding functions in the second world war. From his battles against Rommel in Africa, to the conquest of Italy, to D-Day and the final defeat of Germany.