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By Robert Forczyk,Steve Noon

a lot has been written of the monstrous clashes among the Wehrmacht and the crimson military at Stalingrad, yet this quantity tells the opposite, both vital half the tale of Fall Blau (Case Blue). studying from their reviews through the sweeping advances of Operation Barbarossa a yr sooner than, Wehrmacht commanders knew that Nazi Germany's loss of oil was once an incredible strategic challenge. Seizure of the Caucasus oilfields, that have been liable for eighty two% of the Soviet Union's crude oil, could concurrently alleviate the German army's oil shortages while denying important gasoline assets to the pink military. when military workforce B complicated alongside the Volga in the direction of Stalingrad, military staff A, spearheaded through Ewald von Kleist's elite Panzerarmee 1 used to be to develop into the Caucasus to grab the oilfields of Maikop, Grozny and Baku. that includes full-colour art, archival pictures and precise research, this e-book follows the vicious, excessive combating that characterized essentially the most vital campaigns of worldwide warfare II.

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