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Battle for the Caucasus 1942–1943 : Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives - (Paperback)

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In late 1942 Hitler's forces advanced far into the Caucasus in the southern Soviet Union in one of the most ambitious offensives of the Second World War, but this extraordinary episode is often forgotten-it is overshadowed by the disastrous German attack on Stalingrad which took place at the same time. Using over 150 wartime photographs Anthony Tucker-Jones gives the reader a graphic, concise introduction to this remarkable but neglected campaign on the Eastern Front.Operation Edelweiss was designed to seize the oil fields of Maikop, Baku and Grozny. Seen by some as a wholly unnecessary diversion of resources from the critical confrontation at Stalingrad, the assault on the Caucasus aimed to secure oil supplies for the Germans and deny them to the Soviets.As this memorable selection of photographs shows, the Werhmacht came close to success. Their forces advanced almost as far as Grozny, famously raising the Nazi flag over Mount Elbrus, the highest peak in the region, before they were compelled into a hurried withdrawal by the rapid deterioration of the German position elsewhere on the Eastern Front.
Number of Pages: 126
Genre: History
Series Title: Images of War
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Anthony Tucker-jones
Language: English
Street Date: April 19, 2018
TCIN: 53526109
UPC: 9781473894921
Item Number (DPCI): 248-80-3143
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