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He was alright in North Africa where he covered Monty's back from Churchill, but let him get on with the job. But in Sicily and Italy he proved a weak commander who failed to give his subordinates clear and strong leadershipRodger Herbst wrote:We hear about Montgomery and others, but to me a name that is missed to often is FM Earl Alexander I think one of the better British Generals ,his Italian campaign was screwed up by Gen. Mark Clark and his dumb ass move to take Rome. , a great under rated general, in my opinion.