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Battle of the Caucasus


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History of the North Caucasus' Instability


Gebirgsjäger - German mountain troops in the Caucasus 1942 (Combat Footage)


There Was a Battle in the Caucasus


MILSIM West Battle for the Caucasus Trailer

The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off.
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  • Order of battle 

  • German operations 

  • Soviet operations