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Item No. FP-013
The Caucasus And The Oil
By Wilhelm Tieke
Hard cover, small format (9"x6"), 424 pages, 86 photographs and 29 maps. This is a detailed account of the 1942/43 German campaign in the Caucasus region of Southern Russia. This major offensive was intended to capture the strategically essential oil fields at Baku and so provide petroleum products for the fuel-starved Wehrmacht. Although initially successful, this offensive culminated in a desperate withdrawal that almost trapped an entire army group—a disaster surpassing even Stalingrad.