What historical record ?Hanny wrote: ↑16 Feb 2019 17:37Made up numbers. Argument, again falls apart because it contradicts the actual historical record.ljadw wrote: ↑15 Feb 2019 16:28No : before Fall Blau, Hitler said : I need the oil of the Caucasus to continue the war ,but when he left the Caucasus after Stalingrad, he continued the war , Thus it is a fallacy that Germany needed the oil of the Caucasus to continue the war in the West . The truth is that Germany hoped to finish the war in the east by capturing the Caucasus oil .The Germans consumed most of their oil in the East, if the war in the East was over they would need less oil, not more oil .
I do not believe Beevor : in 1940/1941 Germany had more than 15 million tons of oil,of which some 5 million imported,of those less than 1 million ton from the SU .Thus the importance of the Soviet imports for Barbarossa is very small. And about these large operations : Fall Blau and Kursk were such operations, where no Soviet imported oil was used . And ,even if they could transport 1 million tons of oil to Germany, it would not help them, as the Allied airforces would destroy this oil .
And, numbers are not made up .
The truth is that Germany did not need the oil of the Caucasus and that it could not transport this oil to Germany .