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The Resource At war's summit : the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II, Alexander Statiev, University of Waterloo, Ontario

At war's summit : the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II, Alexander Statiev, University of Waterloo, Ontario

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At war's summit : the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II
Title
At war's summit
Title remainder
the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II
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Alexander Statiev, University of Waterloo, Ontario
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Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the highest battlefield of World War Two, which brings to life the extremes endured during this harsh mountain warfare. When the German war machine began faltering from a shortage of oil after the failed Blitzkrieg against the Soviet Union, the Wehrmacht launched Operation Edelweiss in the summer of 1942, a bold attempt to capture the Soviet oilfields of Grozny and Baku and open the way to securing the vast reserves of Middle Eastern oil. Hitler viewed this campaign as the key to victory in World War Two. Mountain warfare requires unique skills: climbing and survival techniques, unconventional logistical and medical arrangements and knowledge of ballistics at high altitudes. The Main Caucasus Ridge became the battleground that saw the elite German mountain divisions clash with the untrained soldiers of the Red Army, as they fought each other, the weather and the terrain
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1956-
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Statiev, Alexander
Dewey number
940.54/2175
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge military histories
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Operation Edelweiss
  • Soviet Union
  • Germany
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Caucasus
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At war's summit : the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II, Alexander Statiev, University of Waterloo, Ontario
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CR9781108341158
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1 online resource (xiii, 440 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781108341158
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(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
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remote
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CR9781108341158
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At war's summit : the Red Army and the struggle for the Caucasus Mountains in World War II, Alexander Statiev, University of Waterloo, Ontario
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 20 Jun 2018)
Control code
CR9781108341158
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 440 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108341158
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781108341158

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