Accession Number : ADA447540


Title :   Breaching the Devil's Garden: The 6th New Zealand Brigade in Operation Lightfoot. The Second Battle of El Alamein


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMUNICATIONS-ELECTRONICS COMMAND FORT BELVOIR VA NIGHT VISION AND ELECTRONICS SENSORS DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Schneck, William


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a447540.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 298


Abstract : This study is one in a series that will examine combat breaching operations. Other studies have covered Operation Citadel and Operation Desert Storm. In this report, the breaches created in the zone of the 6th New Zealand Brigade are studied in detail. This report has been structured such that the situations of both sides are discussed, followed by a detailed narrative of the operation. Of particular interest to students of military engineering, is the effect of the lack of antipersonnel mines on the effectiveness of the Devil's Garden. Although this was forced on Generalfeldmarshall Rommel and his men by logistic constraints, it should be of current interest as our soldiers are stripped of conventional mines by 2010.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS , *COUNTERMINING , MILITARY HISTORY , BRIGADE LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS , NEW ZEALAND , ANTIPERSONNEL MINES , MILITARY ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE