Granted Mark Clark failed to cut off the German Army after Cassino and took Rome, an open city, instead. Alexander was not happy with Clark's grab for glory. A lot of units were ground down in the mountainous warfare that characterized Itlay. Should the Italian boot have been avoided altogether after Sicily? One benefit was the drawing off of units from Citadelle (Kursk) for Italy. But would it have been wiser to have taken Sardania and Corsica (liberated in 1943) as a springboard for France in 1943 in an earlier version of Dragoon (Aug 1944)?