89 - Artillery at 2nd El Alamein


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This episode looks at the development of artillery doctrine leading up to 2nd Battle of El Alamein.

2nd Alamein was the apogee of Australian Artillery in the Second World War and we will look at the role that BRIG Ramsay from 9th Div Arty built a team and capability to support the 9th Div and MAJ GEN Morshead.

  • The lessons learnt from Ex Bumper - the largest exercise ever conducted by the British Army in preparation for a German invasion of England.
  • The required improvements in artillery C2
  • Centralisation at the Divisional and higher level.
  • The lack of the AGRA - the Army Group Royal Artillery.

Montgomery, who had fought in WW1, understood the impact that artillery can have and was keen to restore it's capability to delivery decisive effects on the battlefield. How did he do this?

Check out the show notes for the podcast for all of the information that we cover in this episode as well as the images and other details that didn't make it into the podcast.

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