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Seeking advice on Desert formation

Discussion in 'North Africa: Operation Torch to Surrender of Tuni' started by andy nz, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. andy nz

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    Hello there,

    I'm currently working an assignment where I have to visually depict a desert battle scene.
    Specifically Montgomerys' planned "Left hook" offensive at Tebaga gap in Tunisia. The scene would show 3 companies marching in desert formation in the open with no cover. ( Apparently they presented a line 8 miles wide)

    I realise they would be as spread out as possible as they were walking into machine gun and artillery fire, but I was wondering if there was a rough rule of thumb for how far apart individual infantry men would stand in such an event?


    I can make a reasonable guess of course but any Any info at all on this would be greatly appreciated

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  2. sniper1946

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  3. andy nz

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    Hey thanks very much,

    looks like a great link,

    thanks for the welcolm too

    Cheers
    Andrew
     
  4. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    I might suggest you get a copy of Bryan Perrett's The Valentine in North Africa. There are several drawings of attacks at Alamein that might be useful in your endevor.
     

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