[Lone Sentry: The Development of German Defensive Tactics in Cyrenaica, WW2 War Department Publication]
[Lone Sentry: Photos, Articles, and Research on the European Theater in World War II]
Home Page | Site Map | What's New | Contact: info@lonesentry.com

The Development of German Defensive Tactics in Cyrenaica—1941
Military Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 5, October 16, 1942
[DISCLAIMER: The following text is taken from the wartime U.S. War Department publication. As with all wartime intelligence information, data may be incomplete or inaccurate. No attempt has been made to update or correct the text. Any views or opinions expressed do not necessarily represent those of the website.]



The captured German documents used in the preparation of this bulletin again emphasized the great care that the enemy takes to keep morale at a high level in critical situations. One officer recognized the personality of the stützpunkt commander as the most important single factor in defense. All enemy officers agree that the will to resist is vital to success.

[Back to Table of Contents, WWII German Tactical Doctrine] Back to Table of Contents