Clark, Mark

Clark, Mark (Wayne)

(1896–1984) soldier; born in Madison Barracks, N.Y. The son of a career army officer, Clark graduated from West Point in 1917 and fought in France the following year. He served in a succession of staff and operational posts through the 1930s. On November 8, 1942, he convinced Vichy Admiral Darlan to order French forces in North Africa to cease resistance to the Allied landings in Morocco and Algeria. Clark commanded the 5th Army in the Salerno landings in September 1943; after a winter of hard fighting, his troops entered Rome on June 4, 1944. As commander of the 15th Army Group, he received the surrender of 230,000 Axis troops in the Alps in April 1945. Clark commanded United Nations forces in Korea (1952–53) and signed the armistice that ended the fighting there. Retiring from the army in 1953, he was president of The Citadel, the military college in South Carolina, from 1954–65.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Meanwhile, the family of Michael Calma and sons John Clark, Mark Joseph, and Andrew James also perished in the fire.
James Clark, Mark Ferguson and Liam Corcoran put the Belmangate outfit in control of the game in the first half - and it was Ferguson who stole the limelight with a fine individual try, running from his own 22-metre area and breaking through several tackles before touching down near the posts.
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In this big and beautifully produced biography of legendary Australian historian Manning Clark, Mark McKenna succeeds in doing what no previous biographer has managed to do, that is provide us with a fully rounded account of Manning Clark the historian.
Great stuff, folks, with a wee namecheck for Ronnie Dunnet, Alan Clark, Mark Strachan, Colin Graham and Liz McDaid.
Scottish youth club coaches such as Robert Clark, Mark Robertson, Robert Lang, Billy Hassan and big Ronnie Scobie are up with the milkman to ensure their young players are well prepared for a match.
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HELPERS: Huddersfield University students and their cash to send books to needy youngsters in Tanzania are (from left) Kirsty Clark, Mark Williams, Kirsty MacLean, Tom Graham and Sam Mallen (PC220208Funi-1)
There are four Welshmen playing at CostaBallena, Rhys Davies, Stuart Clark, Mark Mouland and Gareth Wright, twoat Jerez, Sion Bebb and James Williams, and one at Arcos Gardens, Ryan Thomas.
The presence of Shane Warne, Stuart Clark, Mark Butcher and Mark Ramprakash makes a mockery of those who suggest the county game is weak.