Accession Number : ADA465098


Title :   Breaching the Devil's Garden- The 6th New Zealand Brigade in Operation Lightfoot. The Second Battle of El Alamein, 23 October 1942. Appendices


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/a465098.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 306


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 studies 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 current interest as our soldiers are stripped of conventional mines by 2010.


Descriptors :   *EGYPT , *MINE WARFARE , *SECOND WORLD WAR , LESSONS LEARNED , MILITARY DOCTRINE , MINEFIELDS , FUZES(ORDNANCE) , GERMANY , MILITARY TACTICS , DEFENSE PLANNING , ANTIPERSONNEL MINES , ORDER OF BATTLE , ANTITANK MINES , MILITARY ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Land Mine Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE