I've just finished reading Anzio: The Friction of War by Lloyd Clark and I'm amazed at this General's complete disregard for his fellow Allies and his insubordination towards his superior officers. The guys sounds like a typical glory seeking American General in the war for his own reasons rather fighting a war as he should by defeating the enemy as quickly and efficently as possible. His obsession with taking Rome before the Eigth Army got there was out of line as he was tasked with cutting of the German Tenth Army but instead he diverted his forces to Rome and allowed great numbers to get away and fight another day. To add to his incompetence when he took Rome he ordered his men to shoot any British soldiers that entered the city as he didn't want them to share the glory. I was stunned when I read this, who needs enemies when we had Allies like this. After I finished I thought well he must have been given a court martial or sent back to the US but I discovered he got given command of 15th Army Group when Alexander was promoted to Supreme Allied Commander Mediterranean.