Something that crosses my mind from time to time is the oft-stated claim that the 11th was the best Armd Div in NW Europe in the Second World War. It's more than likely that those who wore the Black Bull would believe it but: (1) is there any objective reason behind the claim? Or (2) were they the best by default because 7 Armd & Guards Armd Divs were not as good? Or (3) perhaps 11 Armd reflects the reputations of Hobart (original GOC and RTR training idol) and Roberts (operational GOC, youngest Div Comd, career tankie)? I lean towards the last two options because I've not really seen a satisfactory answer to the first. Any thoughts?