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  Encyclopedia: Hellfire-Pass
Hellfire Pass is the name of a railway cutting on the Death Railway in Thailand, known by the Japanese as Konyu cutting.
Visitors to the museum usually base themselves in Kanchanaburi and it is possible to roll into one day a trip to the famous Erewan waterfall in the morning, followed by a trip to Hellfire Pass and the museum and then catch the train back to Kanchanaburi to cross the famous bridge around sunset.
Hellfire Pass is also another name for Halfaya Pass in north Africa.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Hellfire_Pass   (777 words)

 Khyber Pass -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Going northwest from the eastern end, the pass starts from near Jamrud (15 km west of (City in northern Pakistan at the eastern end of the Khyber Pass) Peshawar) and ends just beyond Torkham on the Afghan frontier, a distance travelled along a winding road of 53 km.
A (An open way (generally public) for travel or transportation) road was built by the (The people of Great Britain) British through the Pass in 1879 and a (A line of track providing a runway for wheels) railroad in the (The decade from 1920 to 1929) 1920s (the previous railhead was at Jamrud).
On a lighter note, the Khyber Pass was supposedly a location in the 1968 comedy film (additional info and facts about Carry On up the Khyber) Carry On up the Khyber.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/K/Kh/Khyber_Pass.htm   (532 words)

 CHAPTER 33 Halfaya Pass | NZETC
While the Halfaya Pass engagement was being waged, 90 Light Division was resting, with a feeling of security in the protection afforded by the pass garrison, in its laager only a few miles to the west and within sight of the frontier wire.
The fall of Halfaya Pass brought a period of indecision over the employment of the New Zealand Division.
After the pursuit passed Halfaya, Lumsden, faced with replenishment problems, was thinking in terms of an ad hoc force of any troops available to continue the advance, all others being left behind or even sent back to the east where they would interfere less with supply of the forward area.
www.nzetc.org /etexts/WH2Alam/c33.html   (6109 words)

 Halfaya notes
This area was one where Rommel helped solidify his reputation as a great military leader and perfected the use of 88's in desert warfare and demonstrated their diverse capabilities beyond AA guns.
I felt by placing minefields that force troops and vehicles to the road (one of Rommel's tactics) and creating a single point through which vehicles can pass and making the cliffs difficult for troops to move through would help accomplish this historical relationship.
I've seen a number of photographs of captured Matilda turrets mounted in a concrete bunker that were used along the pass to supplement Rommel's 88 emplacements.
www.closecombatseries.net /afrika/halfayafoto.htm   (560 words)

 Cookie Stories 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Halfaya Pass is a television cookie chef, who, suffering from overwork and the burden of fame, has taken an indefinite leave of absence and escaped to Japan where she won’t be recognized.
Halfaya sings Oe Senri's "Anta ni aete yokatta", and Luke sings Tanimura Yumi's "Ongaku ni sukuwareta".
Halfaya goes to Yokohama Arena where she finds Oe Senri's fans (all female) and Luke gathers Tanimura Yumi's fans (all male) from Nippon Budoukan.
www.halfaya.org /leo/writing/story/cookie/CookieStories/cookie04.html   (412 words)

 List of mountain passes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
See also: Principal passes of the Alps, List of mountain passes in Switzerland.
Puerto del Suspiro del Moro (Pass of the Moor's Sigh)
Trail Ridge Road includes Milner Pass (10,120 ft/3,085 m), but elsewhere attains an elevation of 12,183 ft (3,713 m), making it the highest paved road in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_mountain_passes   (136 words)

 Achtung Panzer! - Erwin Rommel!
Rommel's plan was to by-pass Arras to the southand then turn northwards in the direction of Lille.
British attacked at the Halfaya Pass to relieve the encircled city of Tobruk.
On February 20th, he recaptured the Kasserine Pass but on February 22nd, his attack was stopped by the superiority of Allied forces.
www.achtungpanzer.com /gen1.htm   (3079 words)

 Over Halfaya Pass | NZETC
The escarpments and the beach gradually converged until the company moved on to the road and travelled in column to the foot of Halfaya Pass.
In a surprise attack just before dawn on 11 November, 110 men of 21 Battalion had captured Halfaya Pass, killing 70 of the enemy and taking 612 prisoners, at the cost of one man killed and one wounded.
The field ambulance pulled on to the road late in the afternoon, moved at 7 p.m., and slowly ascended the steep pass in darkness, spending the night at Musaid, six miles beyond the summit.
www.nzetc.org /etexts/WH2MMed/c12-2.html   (640 words)

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There are times when so many things happen, and happen so quickly, and time seems to pass in such a way that you can neither say it is long or short, that it is easy to forget what you have said three months before.
But as time has passed the mighty United States, under the leadership of President Roosevelt, from reasons of its own interest and safety but also out of chivalrous regard for the cause of freedom and democracy, has drawn ever nearer to the confines of the struggle.
Our duty, upon which we have been constantly engaged for some time, is to pass reinforcements of every kind, especially air, into the new war zone, from every quarter and by every means, with the utmost speed.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/policy/1942/420127a.html   (8390 words)

 Introduction to In the Wake of Poseidon
Thus Sollum, Halfaya Pass, and Fort Cappuzzo were names for people--the names were taken from the GDW game Operation Crusader and are locations in Egypt near the Libyan border.
Halfaya Pass became a fictional character with her own identity (actually several) and has been a major character in my writing since then.
Sollum's and Halfaya's names under this system, "mafi" and "kaho", both appear in the story, as do the names of some other women in one section.
www.halfaya.org /leo/writing/story/poseidon/intro.html   (857 words)

 Halfaya Pass - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Halfaya Pass - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Halfaya_Pass   (131 words)

 The Queen's Royal Hussars Offical Website
Another quiet decade was to pass before the 4th were chosen as part of the Allied Army of fifty thousand which was to Immortalise it's exploits in the Crimea.
The reason for the war with Russia involved complex diplomatic and religious agreements between the European powers, a far cry from the deprivation suffered by the 4th in 1854 through disease and maladministration.
At the end of august they were told to move from the Qattara Depression to the top of the escarpment to ambush Rommel's columns and finding a supply column; they dealt with 57 lorries.
www.qrh.org.uk /history4a.htm   (2687 words)

 Empires Heaven :: World War II - North Africa: Halfaya Pass
In preparation for operation Battleaxe, the allied forces sent the 11th hussars to storm the west ridge of Halfaya pass.
This made Halfaya pass a critical point on the road to Toburk.
The objective of this scenario is to capture all of the 5 wells that surround pass, thus forcing your opponent to surrender.
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 Battles 1941
The plan was to attack and retake the old border posts Sollum, Fort Capuzzo and the Halfaya Pass in the first attack, using the 4th Indian Division, with 4th Armoured Brigade in close support.
Rommel took the withdraw of the 2nd and 6th RTR as a sign that the British left flank was crumbling and on the night of 16th June, he concentrated both the German 15th Panzer and 5th Light Divisions and struck hard at the left flank on the 7th Armoured Division.
The attack smashed straight through the Divisions lines, with the Germans heading for the crux of the battle at Halfaya Pass, but their advance was delayed for a while by the depleted 4th Armoured Brigade.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/battles1941.htm   (5951 words)

 Military history of Egypt during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The attacking forces would move west along the Via della Vittoria, through Halfaya Pass, and capture Fort Capuzzo, Libya.
The attack would eventually continue, ending with the 7th Armoured Division cutting off the Italian retreat.
With Operation Lightfoot, Montgomery hoped to cut two corridors through the Axis minefields in the north.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_Egypt_during_World_War_II   (2753 words)

 BBC - WW2 People's War - Operation Brevity - A1124795
The goal was to push Rommel back from the border between Egypt and Libya, dislodging the German forces from their positions at Sollum and Fort Capuzzo; once this was achieved, Wavell aimed ultimately to relieve the siege of Tobruk.
The pass was held for two weeks before it fell to a German counter-attack.
The operation had gained no territory and the damage inflicted on German tanks and artillery was more than balanced by the loss of British equipment, much of which the Germans were able to recover.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1124795   (454 words)

 Lone Sentry: The British Capture of Bardia, A Successful Infantry-Tank Attack (Information Bulletin No. 21, U.S. War ...
In the rear of this newly established line and under cover of infantry and artillery fire, the engineers widened the five gaps now opened in the wire, cleared lanes through mine fields, and blew the sides of the tank ditch.
The "I" Tks on the left will NOT be followed by Inf, but will move into the direction of the general objective and then work round to the right so as to eventually meet the force that has moved in from the right flank.
When the "I" Tks on the left have passed through, the bn holding the bridgehead on that flank will move fwd to the general objective preceded by a det of "I" Tks.
www.lonesentry.com /bardia_intel/index.html   (8732 words)

 Chapter 5. Rock. History of the AFS, 1920-1955.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
It was touchy work by-passing the concentration of armor, since it was, of course, necessary to leave the proper path of the track at times and take a chance of running into a slit trench or perhaps a stray mine.
We may have passed fairly close to the settlement, but the faint light of the moon and the dust from the vehicles churning through the powdery valley sand made visibility poor.
On their return to the east they passed the Company HQ, which, with the rest of the ambulances, was at last on the move.
www.ku.edu /carrie/specoll/AFS/library/Rock/R08.html   (23384 words)

 Rebel Recreations
Again it would be a two-pronged attack with the fast armored forces on the desert plateau aimed at Sidi Azeiz, and the heavier Matildas supporting infantry assailing Halfaya Pass from both below and above.
The well emplaced 88s and anti-tank guns on the Halfaya perimeter would destroy the Matildas of 4th Indian Division while they wallowed in a well prepared series of obstacles and minefields.
However, by the end of the day the Halfaya garrison was cut off and short of supplies.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
On the night before its capture, we received a telegram from General Auchinleck that he had allotted what he believed to be an adequate garrison, that the defences were in good order, and that 90 days' supplies were available for the troops.
The battlefield passed into the hands of the enemy, and the enemy's wounded tanks could be repaired by his organisation while all our wounded tanks were lost to us.
That growth is proceeding with immense rapidity and is bound to manifest itself as the months pass by.
www.ibiblio.org /pha/policy/1942/420702a.html   (8806 words)

 Rommel In The Desert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The gamble managed to cut the British supply and forced a fall-back of most of his forces to Halfaya Pass.
Players alternate playing supplies or passing (if 2 passes are played in a row, then the play moves to the build-up phase).
I never felt I had the ability to force Halfaya Pass (Tobruk had 5 units inside and could break out and attack my Italians with little effort) so historical strategy seems difficult to recreate.
www.hubhobbyshop.com /review40.htm   (981 words)

The British Army under Auchinleck, begins an offensive against the Afrika Korps and manage to recapture Halfaya Pass and Sollum.
King George VI makes South African Premier, General Smuts a Field Marshal, the first man born in an overseas dominion to attain that rank.
Rommel retakes the Halfaya Pass on Egyptian border.
www.wargamer.com /ww2timeline/1941africa.asp   (856 words)

 Desert War
Archibald Wavell attempted a counter-attack on 17th June, 1941, but his troops were halted at Halfaya Pass.
Arnium and Rommel decided to take this opportunity to attack Allied forces led by General Kenneth Anderson at Faid Pass (14th February) and Kasserine Pass (19th February).
Here we were, the best armored division in the world, we thought, sitting back three hundred miles from the action, not being used.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWdesert.htm   (4985 words)

° In North Africa, British forces assaulted the German defenses in the Halfaya Pass in Libya.
Fighting was intense in several sectors as the three-pronged German drive reached a point 21 miles beyond the Kasserine Pass and threatened the entire Allied force in central Tunisia.
Three armies were involved which met with some success but were quickly blocked by the strength and depth of the Russian defenses, and by the fact that the Russians had learned of the entire plan from a defector..
www2.bc.edu /~heineman/chronology2.html   (21323 words)

 Halfaya Pass (Hellfire Pass) - Empires Heaven Forum
Halfaya Pass (Hellfire Pass) - Empires Heaven Forum
Empires Heaven » Forums » Scenario Design Discussions » Halfaya Pass (Hellfire Pass)
The objective is to capture all of the 5 wells that surround pass, thus forcing your opponent to surrender.
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 WWII Axis Military History Day-by-Day: June
June 2nd, 1941: Hitler and Mussolini meet at the Brenner Pass on the German-Italian border to discuss the progress of the war.
June 25th, 1942: The Afrikakorps captures Sidi Barrani, Sollum and Halfaya Pass in Libya.
The RAF launches a 1,000-bomber raid on Bremen which causes heavy damage to the Focke-Wulf plant and devastates 27 acres of the inner city (49 aircraft lost).
www.feldgrau.com /june.html   (3683 words)

 World War II Plus 55 - November 8, 1942
Otto is moving the men — his picked officers sort out traffic jams, jettison damaged or broken trucks, guns, and tanks, and bully frightened drivers into staying behind their wheels.
Unsure what to do with their captives, 1st/47th passes out cigarettes and sends the Legionnaires back to their own barracks as prisoners.
They find that death was caused by consuming "anti-chemical liquids." The soldiers drank large amounts of a solution to be drunk in small quantities in the event of gas attack.
www.usswashington.com /dl08no42d.htm   (5740 words)

 Hellfire Pass Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
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The Japanese Thrust - Australia in the War of 1939-1945, Lionel Wigmore, AWM, Canberra, 1957.
"Hellfire Pass" articles in these other popular reference sources:
www.karr.net /encyclopedia/Hellfire_Pass   (542 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Counter attack on Halfaya Pass,Battalion hard pressed holding it.
Advance stops at Agheila as Battalion had out run the supplies, Battalion harassed the enemy on a 13 mile front.
Desperate because the fate of Egypt hung in the balance unhappy because there is a level of Endurance of the human mind and body, and that limit had almost Been reached.
members.lycos.co.uk /hwestgarth/summary.html   (1265 words)

The last German garrison at Halfaya in Cyrenaica surrenders, with about 5,500 prisoners taken.
Sollum and Sidi Barrani are evacuated by the Eighth Army.
The Germans capture Sidi Barrani, Sollum and the Halfaya Pass in Libya as the Eighth Army retreats to Mersa Matruh in Egypt.
www.wargamer.com /ww2timeline/1942africa.asp   (1428 words)

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