By Alfred Toppe, Combat Studies Institute
Firs released in 1991. "Desert battle: German studies in global conflict II" is an abridgment of a two-volume paintings that first seemed in 1952. geared up by way of significant common Alfred Toppe and written with the help of 9 German commanders who served in North Africa, the manuscript represents a collaborative try to ensure as many elements as attainable which exerted a picking out effect on barren region struggle. concerns addressed contain making plans, intelligence, logistics, and operations. defined and analyzed are the German order of conflict, the foremost army engagements in North Africa, and the actual difficulties of terrain and weather in desolate tract operations. no longer not like some of the U.S. devices engaged within the struggle with Iraq, the Germans in North Africa realized approximately wrestle operations within the desolate tract basically when they arrived at the scene and faced the barren region by itself phrases. for that reason on my own, in addition to for the insights it bargains, desolate tract struggle calls for the intense attention of these liable for getting ready the U.S. army for any destiny clash in desolate tract terrain.
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An advance into the interior of Egypt was thus not discussed. 44 f. Late May--July 1942: The Battle of Tobruk and the Pursuits to El Alamein The operational plan underlying Rommel”s new offensive was as follows: (1) Frontal attacks by the Italian X and XXI Infantry Corps, which had been consolidated temporarily to form Armee Abteilung Cruewell, * to commence on the afternoon of 26 May in order to tie down the enemy forces in the Gazala position. (2) Advance of the five mabile units under the personal command of Rommel in a move around the right flank of the enemy at Bir el Hacheim in order to wheel in on the rear of the enemy on the 27th and complete the envelopment by 28 May.
Some of the steep terraces and other similar terrain features, however, became of outstanding importance, namely: (1) The Northern Rim of the Qattara Depression, on Which the Southern Flank of the El Alamein Line Was Based. This rim towered about 300 meters above the floor of the depression, which was 80 meters below sea level. Within the sectors held by the German-Italian forces, there were only three points at which motor traffic was possible, and even there, difficulties were encountered because of the deep sand.
B. From early 1942 on, all infantry units were also assigned antitank guns, since tank warfare is the deciding factor in desert warfare, where the antitank gun becomes of even greater importance to the infantry than the machine gun. 2-mm antitank guns was never achieved. c. Types I and II tanks, some of which were armed with machine guns and some with ZO-mm guns, were withdrawn after the summer of 1941 and replaced by Type III tanks, which had 50-mm guns. These, again, were replaced after the winter of 1941-42 by Type IV tanks, which had 75-mm guns.