The son of Austrian immigrants, Gerald Clark was born in Montreal in 1918. In 1944, he reported on the Allied invasion of Normandy. He was one of 17 reporters who covered the official German surrender in 1945, and he later covered the Nuremberg war-crimes trials. Clark joined the Montreal Star as its New York correspondent in 1952. He was named its chief overseas correspondent, based in London, in 1955.rnrnClark became associate editor of the Star in 1966, while continuing to report on events in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He was named editor of the Star in 1968, and remained in the job until the paper folded in 1979.rnrnClark then freelanced for the Montreal Gazette, the New York Times, and Reader’s Digest. In 1982, he published a book, Montreal: the New Cité. In 1994, he published his memoirs, No Mud on the Back Seat.