The Germans and the Baku oil fields

Discussion in 'General' started by James2019, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:17 PM.

  1. James2019

    James2019 Member

    why didn't the Germans make taking the Baku oil fields their priority?
  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    They certainly tried but there was a little matter of the Red Army
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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    See Operation Edelweiss for the German attempt on the Baku oil fields.

  4. James2019

    James2019 Member

    ok will do, thanks
  5. Robert-w

    Robert-w Well-Known Member

    In 1939 the senior Abwehr agent in Turkey carried out a secret survey of the route through Persia to Baku with the possibility in mind of a pre-emptive strike to seize the fields from the Soviet Union to prevent the French army in Syria doing so.
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    Orwell1984 Senior Member

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