Discussion in 'General' started by James2019, Dec 3, 2019 at 2:17 PM.
why didn't the Germans make taking the Baku oil fields their priority?
They certainly tried but there was a little matter of the Red Army
See Operation Edelweiss for the German attempt on the Baku oil fields.
ok will do, thanks
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.
This article is worth a read too.
Too Little, Too Late: An Analysis of Hitler's Failure in August 1942 to Damage Soviet Oil Production
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