EBOOK/PDF Behind Soviet Lines
Many a time when one is reading about a reat battle that was a turning point in history one reads how a Bulletproof Feathers: How Science Uses Nature's Secrets to Design Cutting-Edge Technology 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 aeneral realize how important logistics and the bean counters areAt the beginning of WWII the German economy was still based on peacetime This applied to everything There was no blackout production still produced consumer oods and until Germany attacked Russia they still Imported Much Of Their Oil much of their oil them Once the war started the Germans needed oil and the Romanian fields was not enough to satisfy the hunger
"Of The Blitzkri. Featuring "the Blitzkri. Featuring 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 conuered a huge swathe of formerly Soviet territory in the months following the launch of Operation Barbarossa in June 1941 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 1942 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 througho. The retreating Soviets This was due to Hitler s meddling rather then any fault of their ownThe story as told is fairly any fault of their ownThe story as told is fairly The book is a short read only 80 pages total but one does et their money s worth There are rare pictures maps and color illustrations by artists in the typical Osprey Books manner There is a lot of interesting information here For instance one may wonder the fate of these super commandoes Did they o home and suffer PTSD in a bombed out Germany Were they handed over to the Soviets to be executed No many if not all of them joined The French Foreign Legion And French Foreign Legion and a very successful campaign against the Viet Cong By the way that was until French Communists had them disbanded before the battle of Dien Bien Phu But that is another story Joe s revie. 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 renades 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 9 August 1942 against minimal resistance and found that several oil production facilities were still functioning. ,
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Eg war machineThat being the case Hitler ambled on capturing the Soviet Maikop oilfields in the Caucasus The problem was how to do it without the
Soviets moving rigs and euipment or plugging the holes The answer was to employee the BrandenburgersThemoving rigs and euipment or plugging the holes The answer was to employee the BrandenburgersThe were a type of special forces in the German army The members spoke foreign languages fluently dressed in captured uniforms and operated forces in the German army The members spoke foreign languages fluently dressed in captured uniforms and operated the front lines causing mischief and mayhem For this operation they wore the uniforms of the dreaded Russian NKVD which allowed them unlimited access behind the enemy lines Their charade was so ood that unlimited access behind the enemy lines Their charade was so Building the South Side good that one point their leaderained the confidence of a NKVD eneral With Brandenburger assistance the Germans succeeded in capturing the oilfields though much damage was one by. Ut the previous Western and Balkan campaigns These commandos would secure oil producing assets until conventional forces from 1 Panzerarmee and 17 Armee could arrive in strength Specially trained in foreign cultures and military vehicles small unit tactics parachuting sabotage reconnaissance assassination and deception techniues 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 1942 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.