The German commander whose name I can’t recall right now was asked who were the best allied generals. He replied Montgomery and Patton.
Patton was Scotch Irish (Born Fighting) and Montgomery while born in London was of Scottish descent. Robert E. Lee was actually descended from Pocahontas.
The Germans didn’t face Britain’s best general imho. Bill Slim was sent to fight the Japanese in Burma. He was wasted in that sideshow theatre.