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This is often a close examine of German strategies in North Africa utilizing basic resource fabric together with eye-witness testimony and captured German records. It used to be produced for officials of the U.S.' army in order that they may possibly greater comprehend the strategies of German armor and infantry devices.

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German methods of warfare in the Libyan Desert

This is often a detailed learn of German strategies in North Africa utilizing fundamental resource fabric together with eye-witness testimony and captured German records. It was once produced for officials of the U.S.' army in order that they may well greater comprehend the strategies of German armor and infantry devices.

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The mine should be carefully inspected, however, before attempting to neutralize any of the igniters, to see whether one or more of them is worked by a trip cord. After the pin has been inserted in the hole, the whole igniter may be unscrewed and removed. This should be done only at some distance from the mine field so that in case of accidental explosion, the other mines will not detonate sympathetically. Previous reports from the Middle East have stated that in a number of cases it has been found impossible to reinsert the safety pin.

Dualpurpose guns. Forward artillery observation posts should also be placed close to the company commander of the infantry in whose sector they are operating. Reliance should not be placed on technical means of communication which usually break down at the critical moment. 32 GERMAN METHODS OF WARFARE-LIBYAN DESERT "When time permits, the construction of dummy positions is of great importance. "Early camouflage of all works is essential. On air photographs of the positions at Tobruk all the defense areas are clearly distinguishable.

At approximately 24 km. (15 miles) south of Agedabia, two ditches (width, 8 feet; depth, 4 to 5 feet) had been cut across the 25-foot road. Both the 47 GERMAN MINES ditches themselves, and the detour made by the enemy for his own use, were heavily mined with both antitank and armor-piercing mines of standard German pattern. d. Comment (1) The substitution of Teller mines for prepared demolition charges in the preparation of booby traps in buildings and cisterns is noteworthy, and affords a further instance of their increasing use with pull-igniters for antipersonnel effect.

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