The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off.

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  • The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off. (en)
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  • ----
  • 281,000 casualties
  • ~4,300 insurgents killed
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  • Germany
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • ItalyChechnya-Ingushetia
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  • 1942-07-25 (xsd:date)
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  • Soviet victory
  • * Axis evacuation of the area in 1943
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  • ----
  • 170,000 men
  • 1,130 tanks
  • 900 aircraft
  • 230 aircraft
  • 700 tanks
  • 1,000,000+ men
  • 112,000 men
  • 121 tanks
  • 5,290 guns and mortars
  • 764,000 men
  • 11,300+ guns and mortars
  • 4,500 guns and mortars
  • ~1,300 tanks
  • 6,500-18,000 insurgents (1943)
  • January, 1943:
  • 2,160 guns and mortars
  • 530 aircraft
  • July, 1942:
  • ~1,000 aircraft
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  • The Battle of the Caucasus is a name given to a series of Axis and Soviet operations in the Caucasus area on the Eastern Front of World War II. On 25 July 1942, German troops captured Rostov-on-Don, Russia, opening the Caucasus region of the southern Soviet Union, and the oil fields beyond at Maikop, Grozny, and ultimately Baku, to the Germans. Two days prior, Adolf Hitler issued a directive to launch such an operation into the Caucasus region, to be named Operation Edelweiß. German forces were compelled to withdraw from the area that winter as Operation Little Saturn threatened to cut them off. (en)
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  • Battle of the Caucasus (en)
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