Famous For Posing With His Colt 45, Which He Kept Empty
Lost 180,000 Men In Four Months
An Egomaniac Seeking Glory
Presentation Of The Italian Campaign
Albert Kesselring Was His German Adversary
A Clown That Cost
Untold American Lives
Clark was a totally inept
soldier, who took a meteoric rise from Lt
Col to Major General. He owed this to his fellow Jew, Eisenhower, and
his cousin George Marshal. It was Eisenhower who put Clark in charge of the Italian campaign.
The Salerno Landings -September 9, 1943
Clarke sent in 55,000 US and British
troops to Salerno without pre-invasion naval or aerial bombardment, in order
to secure surprise. The Germans had the 10th Army Corp waiting, and
slaughtered the first wave of Americans.
The Germans had established artillery,
machine-gun posts, and scattered tanks through the landing zones. American
progress was difficult, but the beach areas were finally taken. The allies controlled 35-45 miles of coast line to a depth of
six or seven miles. On the second day a Panzer division counter attacked,
and caused heavy casualties.
Over the 12th-14th September
The Germans counterattack with six
divisions, and almost annihilated the Americans. The German came close to
pushing the Allies into the sea.
Clark stayed aboard the naval ships,
blaming the English for the bungled landing. He was so inept that 600 men of the British 10th Corps, started a mutiny and refused
to serve under Clark. There were 2,000 US, and 6,847 British
dead, and another 11,000
Fifth Army Was Almost Annihilated
Rommel persuaded Hitler to hold the
Tenth Army's reserves to defend Germany. If Kesselring had
unleashed his reserves, he would have pushed U.S. 5th and British 8th
Armies into the sea. There would have been 20,000 dead, and 35,000
River - January 1944
Clark was pinned down at Anzio so he
ordered the 36th Division on a suicide mission from Casino to bail him out. They were to go around Casino, cross the Rapido
River at Saint Angelo, penetrate the German Gustav Line,
and head north to Anzio.
Major General Fred Walker, the division's commander, told General
Clark, that an attempt to cross the river at that point would be suicide,
but Clark ordered the attack, and drove the 36th at the river for three
Clark sent two divisions into muddy
fields layered with land mines, and facing German artillery on the
other bank. They were to forge the 12' deep Rapido River without
boats, engineers, etc.
It was such a fiasco that it became
the subject of a Congressional inquiry.
In three days the 36th
lost more than 2,100
Clark Froze At Anzio - February 2,
Operation Shingle, Clark
lands 50,000 British and American troops at Anzio, they were unopposed as
the Germans were south at Casino. Instead of pushing inland and cutting
the Germans supply lines to Garigliano, Clark dug-in to consolidate his
gave the Germans time to bring in reserves, and the Anzio beach head was
in a state of siege for five months.
The conduct of the landing
seriously impeded the Allied advance. It was a lost opportunity to inflict
serious damage to the German rear.
Clark was to land, advance inward
behind the Germans, and cut off their supply lines.
During the five months of the
Campaign the Allied VI Corps suffered over 68,000 casualties
Six Month Battle of Monte Cassino ...
Jan 15 - May 25 1944
Monte Casino sat on the Gustav line, and
there were four battles at there . The main road ran through the town of
Monte Casino. Clark made three attacks to cross this line, but failed. In
a fit of anger he blamed his failures on a monastery, which he claimed was
an artillery position, and acted as a observation post. On Feb 15th Clark
called in hundreds of bombers, and reduced it to ruble.
The Germans, who never occupied it because
Hitler said it was a historical treasure, then poured in paratroopers and
artillery, in the rubble. Clark gave the Germans a perfect encampment, and
prolonged the battle by months.
Repeated attempts over the next six months
to break or outflank it failed.
German Army Retreats on By May 25,
Kesselring now orders the
German Tenth Army, and all it's reserves, to retreat. The American 5th
Army at Anzio was to drive east to Velmonten and cut them off. The
Germans would be trapped between two armies, and air power could have
annihilated them. Astonishingly, General Mark Clark ordered Gen
Truscott to change his line of attack from Valmontone, and ordered an
advance on Rome.
As a result of Clark's actions, the Gothic line was not broken for
another year, and the provisional governments and safe areas which the
Allies had encouraged the Italian Partisans to set up were smashed by
the German Army, at great loss of men.
U.S. 5th Army lost
107,144 men between January 15 and
June 4. The British XIII Corps lost 4,056 and the Polish 2nd Corps
lost 3,779, for a grand total of 118,979 dead, wounded, or missing.
The German 10th army retreats
from Casino, and fortifies the Gothic Line, north of Rome.
Liberation Of Rome - June 4, 1944
On June 2nd Kesselring orders Rome to be
declaring it an open city. Clark's Fifth Army units reached the outskirts
of the city, encountering imaginary German resistance. Clark,
and his sycophants, were in such a rush for photo ops that units collided,
and accidentally attacked each other. A Gen Kendall's unit attacked a Gen Fredrick's unit, and accidentally killed the General Fredicks.
As Clark triumphantly entered Rome he was
greeted by thousands of young Italian Jews, who had been hiding from
German conscription gangs.
George Marshall Relationship To Clark
The reason this vain, egotistical,
incompetent, Jewish coward, was appointed is because he was George
Any other general would have been sacked
at Salerno, Anzio, Rapido, Vermonte and Casino. Eisenhower defended