Behind Soviet Lines

Hitler’s Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942

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Behind Soviet Lines

Hitler’s Brandenburgers capture the Maikop Oilfields 1942

Description

In the summer of 1942, following the invasion of Russia the previous year, Hitler's 'Brandenburger' commando units undertook a daring operation deep inside Soviet-held territory. Disguised as members of Stalin's NKVD, the secret police dreaded by most Soviet citizens and soldiers, the Brandenburgers passed unsuspected past the Red Army's checkpoints, before launching their surprise operation to seize the vital Soviet oil facilities around Maikop – delivering them intact into Nazi hands. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this expert assessment of the Maikop operation casts new light on German special-forces operations on the Eastern Front.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781782006015
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 6 col
Series Raid
Short code RAID 47
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

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Mark Stacey

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 an…

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