People: Generals

Lieut. General Mark Clark kept a promise to his wife. In Detroit she quoted a letter from him, sent more than a week before the fall of Naples: "I'll take Naples and give it to you for your birthday. What are you going to do with it?" Said Mrs. Clark: "It looks as though I might have a few other cities to go with it." She was right (see p. 22).

General Dwight Eisenhower made a visitor from Washington feel at home. When front-inspecting Navy Secretary Frank Knox turned up at a Mediterranean airport, the General turned up with a Fala by...

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