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The Caucasus 1942-43 : Kleist's Race for Oil
by Robert Forczyk and Steve Noon


Overview - Much has been written of the titanic clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army at Stalingrad, but this volume tells the other, equally important half of the story of Fall Blau (Case Blue). Learning from their experiences during the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a year before, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's lack of oil was a huge strategic problem.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Much has been written of the titanic clashes between the Wehrmacht and the Red Army at Stalingrad, but this volume tells the other, equally important half of the story of Fall Blau (Case Blue). Learning from their experiences during the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a year before, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's lack of oil was a huge strategic problem. Seizure of the Caucasus oilfields, which were responsible for 82% of the Soviet Union's crude oil, would simultaneously alleviate the German army's oil shortages whilst denying vital fuel resources to the Red Army. While Army Group B advanced along the Volga towards Stalingrad, Army Group A, spearheaded by Ewald von Kleist's elite Panzerarmee 1 was to advance into the Caucasus to seize the oilfields of Maikop, Grozny and Baku. Featuring full-color artwork, archival photos and detailed analysis, this book follows the vicious, intense fighting that characterized one of the most important campaigns of World War II.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781472805836
  • ISBN-10: 1472805836
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
  • Publish Date: May 2015
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Campaign #1

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Books > History > Military - World War II
Books > History > Modern - 20th Century
Books > History > Russia & the Former Soviet Union

 
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