Trailer º Behind Soviet Lines PDF by æ David R. Higgins

Trailer º Behind Soviet Lines PDF by æ David R. Higgins Featuring Specially Drawn Full Color Artwork And Expert Analysis Of The Maikop Operation, This Assessment Of The Dramatic Raid That Delivered Intact Soviet Oil Production Facilities Into Nazi Hands Casts New Light Of The German Special Forces Operations On The Eastern Front With His Forces Having Conquered A Huge Swathe Of Formerly Soviet Territory In The Months Following The Launch Of Operation Barbarossa In June , Hitler Planned To Continue The Germans Strategic Offensive Against The Soviet Union S Oil Production Capacity In The Southern Caucasus Region During The Summer Of To Help Pave The Way For Regular Forces, The Abwehr German Military Intelligence Sent Forward Brandenburger Commando Units To Pave The Way Using Tactics That Had Proven Successful Throughout The Previous Western And Balkan Campaigns These Commandos Would Secure Oil Producing Assets Until Conventional Forces From Panzerarmee And Armee Could Arrive In Strength Specially Trained In Foreign Cultures And Military Vehicles, Small Unit Tactics, Parachuting, Sabotage, Reconnaissance, Assassination And Deception Techniques, These Elite Commandos Usually Operated In Company Sized Units Or Smaller And Recruited Many Non Aryan Native Speakers Of Those Languages Spoken In The Target Countries In Early August , A Small Brandenburger Unit Of Baltic And Sudeten Germans Led By Freiherr Adrian Von Folkersam Penetrated Far Ahead Of German Regular Forces To Seize Soviet Oil Facilities Around Maikop Disguised As Members Of Stalin S NKVD, The Repressive Police Organisation Dreaded By Most Soviet Citizens And Soldiers, Folkersam S Command Passed Through The Soviet Front Lines Using Captured Trucks And Moved Deep Into Hostile Territory, Where The Chaos Of The Soviet Battlefield Situation Aided In Their Passing As Official As Regular German Forces Approached After Several Days, The Brandenburgers Went Into Action Using Grenades To Simulate An Artillery Attack Before Disabling Maikop S Military Communication Network Having Previously Seen Folkersam With Their Commander, And Lacking Any Communications To Rebut Or Confirm His Statement, The Soviets Began To Evacuate Maikop At Folkersam S Urging The German Spearhead Entered The City On August Against Minimal Resistance And Found That Several Oil Production Facilities Were Still Functioning Many a time when one is reading about a great battle that was a turning point in history, one reads how a general did this or that, and the troops were brave or not, and etcetera and etcetera It isn t often they one hears of the importance of logistics The main reason is that it just sounds boring as compared to what went on at the front But few, and many a general, realize how important logistics and the bean counters are.
At the beginning of WWII, the German economy was still based on peacetime This applied to everything There was no blackout, production still produced consumer goods, and until Germany attacked Russia, they still imported much of their oil from them Once the war started the Germans needed oil and the Romanian fields was not enough to satisfy the hunger of the Blitzkrieg war machine.
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