What if the Germans cut off the Caucasus in 1942 - can they hold it?

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Re: What if the Germans cut off the Caucasus in 1942 - can they hold it?

Post by James A Pratt III » 11 Sep 2023 19:01

A problem about the Caucasus and plan Blau I should point out. How are you going to supply it? There are 2 rail lines over the lower Dneiper at Dnepropetrovsv and Zaporzhye and the latter was only partly restored by November 1942. There is also the Rostov rail choke point.

Some one needs to write an article ect on the logistics problems of Plan Blau

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Re: What if the Germans cut off the Caucasus in 1942 - can they hold it?

Post by James A Pratt III » 13 Sep 2023 21:03

typo should be Dnepropetrovsk.

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Re: What if the Germans cut off the Caucasus in 1942 - can they hold it?

Post by Aida1 » 16 Sep 2023 14:22

James A Pratt III wrote:
11 Sep 2023 19:01
A problem about the Caucasus and plan Blau I should point out. How are you going to supply it? There are 2 rail lines over the lower Dneiper at Dnepropetrovsv and Zaporzhye and the latter was only partly restored by November 1942. There is also the Rostov rail choke point.

Some one needs to write an article ect on the logistics problems of Plan Blau
The war diary of the XXXX pz corps gives a good ilustration of the logistical problems encountered.
viewtopic.php?f=55&p=2492921#p2492921

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Re: What if the Germans cut off the Caucasus in 1942 - can they hold it?

Post by Max Sinister » 16 Sep 2023 22:20

Nobody mentioning the effect of the Soviet economy/Red Army lacking Baku oil under these circumstances?

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